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TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



A Listing of Materials and Equipment 
for Managing Museum Collections 




RECEIVED 

MAY 2 8 2009 

Documents 

UGA LIBRARIES 



National Park Service 

Museum Management Program 

National Center for Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnership Programs 



August 1996 




IN REPLY REFER TO: 

H1817 (2265) 



United States Department of the Interior ^rg\fl8'/9^ 



NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 

P.O. Box 37127 

Washington, D.C. 20013-7127 

SEP I 6 1996 




Memorandum 

To: 

From: 
Subject : 



Field Area Directors 

Attention: Park Superintendents and Center Managers 

Associate Director, Cultural Resource Stewardship and Partnership 

Issuance of the NPS Tools of the Trade, Release No. 3 




We are pleased to issue the revised "Tools of the Trade, A Listing of 
Materials and Equipment for Managing Museum Collections," Release No. 3. 
This release has several significant revisions. 

The Introduction Section has been totally rewritten to reflect the streamlined 
and restructured NPS Museum Supply and Equipment Program. (See final report 
issued to parks on April 22, 1996.) As applicable, program or organizational 
name changes have been made. Other changes include: 

• A new "Acquisition Source List" that guides the user in selecting 
the appropriate source for acquiring each item 

• Updated listings to include new or delete obsolete items and, in 
some instances, add clearer descriptions of items 

• Updated "Equipment Source List," "Supply Source List," "Vendor 
Address List," and "Equipment Fact Sheet: Contract" information 
sheets 

• A revised "Index" with items listed alphabetically and, in many 
instances, under two key words to facilitate locating the item and 
its description 

Parks and centers should retain the NPS "Tools of the Trade" navy blue binder. 
Parks, on receipt, should insert Release No. 3 in this binder and discard 
Release No . 2 . 

We are confident that Release No. 3 of the "Tools of the Trade" will prove 
very useful to your parks in their efforts to care and manage your museum 
collections . 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

INTRODUCTION 1 


How to Use the Tools of the Trade 
The Restructured Program 
How to Get Assistance 
Acquisition Source List 
Museum Supplies Order Form 

RECORD KEEPING SUPPLIES 


II 


STORAGE CONTAINERS Ill 


SPECIALTY CURATORIAL ITEMS 


IV 


NATURAL HISTORY SUPPLIES 


V 


MUSEUM CABINETS, SHELVING, AND STORAGE RACKS 


VI 


ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND CONTROL APPARATUS 


VII 


PACKING AND SHIPPING MATERIALS 


VIII 


EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY SOURCES 


IX 


Equipment Sources 
Supply Sources 
Vendor Address List 

CURRENT EQUIPMENT CONTRACTS 


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INDEX 


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I. INTRODUCTION 

The Museum Management Program (MMP) of the National Center for Cultural Resources 
Stewardship and Partnership Programs operates a program to assist parks in obtaining specialized 
supplies and equipment to properly care for museum collections. The program recommends a 
range of supplies and equipment that can be acquired through several sources. 

How to Use the Tools Of The Trade 

The Tools of the Trade describes the NPS Museum Supply and Equipment Program and the 
services it provides to parks for managing museum collections. It also describes how to acquire 
recommended museum supplies, forms, equipment and NPS museum publications. 

Items used for museum storage, museum records, and collection maintenance are listed and 
described in following sections: 

• Record Keeping Supplies 

Marking, measuring and photography supplies, as well as standard museum management 
forms. Listed items are described in the Museum Handbook , Part II, Museum Records. 

• Storage Containers 

Boxes, envelopes, enclosures, bags, and trays that chemically and physically protect museum 
objects. 

• Specialty Curatorial Items 

Materials, publications and devices useful in caring for collections. These include such storage 
and handling items as polyethylene drawer liners, gloves, and archival quality tags; health and 
safety items such as respirators; and publications such as the Museum Handbook and 
Conserve O Grams (COG) series. 

• Natural History Supplies 

Basic materials used to prepare and maintain herbarium, entomological and wet specimens. 
Included are the official NPS labels for natural history specimens. 

• Museum Cabinets, Shelving, and Storage Racks 

Cabinets, shelving units and racks that have been designed for or found applicable to the 
storage of musuem collections. 

• Environmental Monitoring and Control Apparatus 

Instruments, devices and materials recommended for measuring and controlling environmental 
conditions that affect museum collections. 

• Packing and Shipping Materials 

Materials recommended for packing objects for shipment. 

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The Tools of the Trade contains several aids to assist you in selecting and ordering museum 
supplies and equipment. 

• Acquisition Source List indicates whether an item can be acquired from the NPS Museum 
Supply and Equipment Program, the General Services Administration (GSA), or a vendor; 
whether an item is on contract or Federal Supply Schedule; and whether an item is free of 
charge or needs to be purchased by the park. 

• Museum Supplies Order Form is provided for ordering items that are provided through the 
Supply and Equipment Program. 

• Equipment and Supply Sources lists the names of vendors for specific items, as well as, 
general categories of supplies and equipment. A Vendor Address List provides the addresses 
and telephone numbers for the vendors listed. 

• Current Equipment Contracts gives pertinent ordering information for items that are on 
contract or Federal Supply Schedule. 

• Index lists in alphabetical order all items recommended in this catalog. 
If you have an idea of the item(s) that you need, follow the steps below: 

1 . Verify the item's proper usage. Do this by finding the page number of the item in the Index 
and locating the item description. The description will indicate how the item is used, the 
sizes available, and note (if appropriate) any cautions in the use of the item. 

2. Check the Acquisition Source List to determine where to get the item and who will pay. 

3a. Order items(s) using the Museum Supplies Order Form if the item is available from the NPS 
Museum Supply and Equipment Program. Follow procedures found in How to Get 
Assistance. 

3b. Find the vendor and address in the Equipment and Supply Sources and the Current 

Equipment Contracts sections if the item is available directly from a vendor, GSA, or on 
contract or Federal Supply Schedule. Order item(s) from the appropriate source. 

If you are unsure about what type of supply item(s) or equipment to use: 

1. Read the appropriate subject category sections as indicated in the Table of Contents. You 
will become aware of the items available to accomplish the task at hand. 

2. Follow steps 2-3 above to acquire the needed item(s). 

If you are unsure of the best item to use when more than one item is recommended for the task: 

1. Contact the Museum Management Program at 304-535-6072 or your System Support 
Office Curator to discuss the options. 

2. Follow steps 2-3 above to acquire the needed item(s) once you determine which is the most 
appropriate to use. 



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The Restructured Supply and Equipment Program 

In 1995, the MMP streamlined and restructured the NPS Museum Supply and Equipment 
Program. (See final report issued to parks on April 22, 1996.) The changes in the way the 
program operates were significant enough to generate this new release of the Tools of the Trade. 

Restructuring the NPS Museum Supply and Equipment Program modified the way in which it 
operates. The program now operates as follows: 

• Parks and centers will continue to order most museum supplies through the MMP Supply and 
Equipment Program. As in the past, the MMP will fund orders of modest quantities. Now 
parks and centers with large quantity orders can take advantage of the discount prices and 
order through the MMP using park accounts. 

• Parks and centers will now order a few, lesser used items, directly from the vendors. 

• MMP has discontinued its supply warehouse and centralized distribution operations, 
substituting Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and direct shipment from vendors to parks 
and centers. MMP still stocks and ships a few specialized supplies and all NPS museum 
publications. All orders under the BPAs are coordinated through the MMP. 

• MMP now issues NPS museum forms from a Denver warehouse through an interagency 
agreement with the Bureau of Land Management Printed Materials Distribution Section (BLM). 
All orders are coordinated through the MMP. 

• MMP has discontinued the Museum equipment loan program. 

Supplies available from the MMP, which account for the majority of items, are provided in modest 
quantities and are free of charge. Source information can be provided for those same items when 
parks need to order quantities larger than the modest amounts that can be provided by the 
program. 

The MMP can assist parks in acquiring collection storage, environmental monitoring and control, 
and security and fire protection equipment. The MMP can provide parks with technical 
information about the types of equipment available and sources for purchasing the equipment. 
When museum equipment is listed as part of a project statement in the park's Resource 
Management Plan, funding can be requested through the Museum Collection Preservation and 
Protection Program (MCPPP). 

The centralized NPS Museum Supply and Equipment Program yields benefits to the Service. The 
benefits include: 

• Cost economies achieved by developing and using BPAs and Firm Fixed Price Requirements 
Contracts. These agreements and contracts simplify park purchases and ensure the lowest 
possible acquisition costs. 

• Improvements, refinements, and developments in museum supplies and equipment resulting 
from collaborative efforts between the MMP and vendors or manufacturers. This close 
collaboration with the vendors helps the MMP ensure the quality of the products recommended 
and used. 



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The supplies and equipment listed in this catalog comply with standards in the NPS Museum 
Handbook , Parts I and II. 

How to Get Assistance 

The NPS Museum Supply and Equipment Program is the central ordering point for museum 
supplies, forms and publications. Procedures for requesting these items are as follows: 

For museum supplies: 

• Contact the MMP staff by cc:Mail, FAX or phone at 304-535-6072 if you have questions on 
the availability of a supply item, or the amount that the MMP can provide or if you need 
advice on the most appropriate item to use or the proper use of an item. 

• For modest quantities of museum supplies: 

- Submit a request on the order form listed at the end of this section. The request can be 
mailed or FAXed. Requests can be submitted by cc:Mail if they include the same 
information as on the order form. 

- On behalf of the ordering park, the MMP will use Museum Supply and Equipment Program 
funds to purchase modest quantities of supplies under the appropriate BPA. The vendor 
will ship the supplies directly to the park. Included in the shipment will be a packing slip 
that must be FAXed to the MMP at Harpers Ferry. The park should indicate receipt of the 
supplies, and sign and date the packing slip before FAXing it to Harpers Ferry. Once the 
packing slip is received, the MMP will authorize payment to the vendor. 

• For larger quantities of museum supplies: 

- Coordinate with the MMP the purchase of supplies needed in quantities larger than the 
MMP can provide. MMP can assist the park in purchasing the materials at the discounted 
pricing arranged through the BPAs. 

- Parks will submit a signed requisition with their own account number. MMP will make the 
purchase against the BPA. The company will ship directly to the park. When the items are 
received, the park will notify the MMP by FAXing the packing slip to the Harpers Ferry 
office with the same information indicated above. MMP will include the park's account 
number on the invoice and send it to the NPS Accounting Operations Center in Reston, 
Virginia, for payment to the vendor. 

For museum forms: 

• Submit a request on the order form listed at the end of this section. The request can be 
mailed or FAXed. Requests can be submitted by cc:Mail if they include the same information 
as on the order form. 

MMP will submit a forms worksheet to BLM, Printed Materials Distribution Section (PMDS). 
BLM will ship the forms directly to the park. BLM will include a copy of the worksheet with 
the shipment. Indicate receipt of the forms, and sign and date the worksheet and FAX it to 
the MMP Harpers Ferry office. MMP will reimburse BLM on a quarterly basis for shipping 
costs, labor and packing materials. 



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For museum publications: 

• Submit a request on the order form listed at the end of this section. The request can be mailed 
or FAXed. Requests can be submitted by cc:Mail if they include the same information as on 
the order form. 

• MMP will send the publication directly to the park using Federal Express delivery service. 
Notify the MMP office by mail, phone, FAX, or cc:Mail upon receipt of the publication. 

For further information on supplies and equipment or to request supplies, contact: 

Museum Management Program 

National Park Service 

Grandview School, Putnam Street 

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 

Telephone: 304-535-6072 

FAX: 304-535-6051 

cc:Mail: Museum Supply & Equip. Program NP-WASO-CSD Harpers Ferry 



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Museum Management Program 
Museum Equipment and Supply Program 

ACQUISITION SOURCE LIST 

Notes on Symbols: *The MMP pays for and provides this item in modest quantities. There is no limit on form quantities. 
#When the MMP stock of this item is depleted, parks will order directly from the vendor or the 
General Services Administration (GSA) as shown by (X) on this chart. 



Items 


Order Directly 
From MMP 

(MMP Pays)* 


Order from 
MMP 

(Until Stock is 
Depleted*#) 


Order Directly 
From GSA 
(Park Pays) 


Order Directly 

From Vendor 

(Park Pays) 


Order 

Directly off 

FSS or 

Contract 

(Park Pays) 


Air Purifier 








X 




Album, Archival Photo 


X 










Bags, Plastic, Interlocking Seal 






X 






Binder, Working Copy w/posts 


X 










Box, Archival Document. 
Letter/Legal 


X 










Box, Archival Photo Enclosure 


X 










Box, Archival Print Storage 


X 










Box, Archival Record Storage 


X 










Box, Plastic Artifact Storage 


X 










Box, Plastic Cataloging Kit 




X 








Box, Rare Book 


X 










Box, Textile Storage 


X 










Brush, Dusting 






X 






Brushes, Artist Set 






X 






Cabinet, Doublewide Museum 










X 


Cabinet, Entomology 










X 


Cabinet, Fire Resistive (Insulated) 










X 


Cabinet, Flammable Liquid 










X 


Cabinet, Utility 






X 






Cabinet, Gun 








X 




Cabinet, Herbarium 








X 




Cabinet, Large Flat Storage 








X 




Cabinet, Map and Plan 






X 






Cabinet, Platform 










X 


Cabinet, Standard Museum 










X 



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Items 


Order Directly 

From MMP 

(MMP Pays)* 


Order from 
MMP 

(Until Stock is 
Depleted*^) 


Order Directly 
From GSA 
(Park Pays) 


Order Directly 

From Vendor 

(Park Pays) 


Order 

Directly off 

FSSor 

Contract 

(Park Pays) 


Cabinet, Wardrobe Museum 










X 


Caliper 






X 






Case, Visual Storage 










X 


Centimeter Scale, Large 


X 










Centimeter Scale, Small 


X 










Compacting (Moveable-Aisle) 
System 








X 


X 


Conservation Supplies 








X 




Conversion Table, Metric 






X 






Copy Paper, Archival 


X 










Datalogger 










X 


Dehumidifier 








X 




Drawer Liner, Polyethylene 


X 










Dust Cover Cloth 








X 




Envelope, Document 


X 










Envelope, Foil-lined 


X 










Envelope, Polyester 


X 










Film Roll, Polyester 


X 










Folder, Archival File 


X 










Folder, Archival Map 


X 










Folder, Expanding Manuscript 


X 










Folder, Rare Document 


X 










Forms, Museum 


X 










Freezer, Frost-Free 








X 


X 


Gloves (cotton, sure-grip, plastic) 


X 










Herbarium Adhesive 


X 










Herbarium Folder 


X 










Herbarium Fragment Folder 








X 




Herbarium Mounting Sheet 


X 










Herbarium Mounting Tape 


X 










Herbarium Portfolio 








X 





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Items 


Order Directly 

From MMP 

(MMP Pays)* 


Order from 

MMP 

(Until Stock is 

Depleted*^) 


Order Directly 
From GSA 
(Park Pays) 


Order Directly 

From Vendor 

(Park Pays) 


Order 

Directly off 

FSS or 

Contract 

(Park Pays) 


Humidifier 








X 




Humidity Indicator Strips 


X 










Hydrometer 




X 




(X) 




Hygrometer, Dial 








X 




Hygrothermograph 








X 


X 


Hygrothermograph Charts 


X 










Hygrothermograph Ink 








X 




Hygrothermograph Pen Points 


X 










Ink, Permanent Black 






X 






Insect Pins 








X 




Insect Pinning Block 








X 




Insect Pinning Tray 








X 




Insect Spreading Board 




X 




(X) 




Insulated Modular Structure 








X 


X 


Jar, Specimen 








X 




Labels, Natural History 


X 










Lacquer - Clear 


X 










Lacquer - White 


X 










Lock, Sash 








X 




Magnet, Bar and Ceramic 








X 




Magnetic Letters 


X 










Magnetic Numbers 








X 




Magnifying Glass 








X 




Media File, Safe, Insert 










X 


Meter, Visible Light 








X 


X 


Monitor, UV 








X 


X 


Needles, Sewing 








X 




Packing/Shipping Materials 








X 




Paper, Archival Interleaving 


X 










Pen, Crowquill 




X 


(X) 






Pen, Pigma 




X 









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Items 


Order Directly 

From MMP 

(MMP Pays)* 


Order from 

MMP 

(Until Stock is 

Depleted**) 


Order Directly 
From GSA 
(Park Pays) 


Order Directly 

From Vendor 

(Park Pays) 


Order 

Directly off 

FSS or 

Contract 

(Park Pays) 


Pen, Plastic Marking 


X 










Pen, Technical 






X 






Pencil "H" 








X 




Pest Traps, Insect 


X 










Photo Enclosure, Archival 


X 










Photo/Film strip page, Poly 


X 










Photo ID Stand, Large 


X 










Photo ID Stand, Small 


X 










Plant Press, Drier, Ventilators 








X 




Posts, Working Copy Binder 


X 










Psychrometer, Aspirated 








X 




Psychrometer, Sling 






X 






Publications, Museum 


X 










Rack, Art Storage 








X 




R;ick, Slotted Angle 




X 




X 


X 


Rack, Unicor Pallet 




X 




X 


X 


Refrigerator, Frost-Free 








X 


X 


Respirator 








X 




Retrofit Gasket Kit 










X 


"ROLL" Label, Small and Large 


X 










Rule, Clear Plastic Measuring 








X 




Screen, Plastic 








X 




Sheeting, Polyethylene 








X 




Shelving, Steel 






X 


X 




Shelving, Wire 








X 


X 


Silica Gel 


X 










Silver Protector Strips 








X 




Slide Pages, Polyethylene 


X 










Sling Psychrometer 






X 






Solar Control Window Film 








X 


X 


Specimen Tray 


X 











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Items 


Order Directly 

From MMP 

(MMP Pays)* 


Order from 

MMP 

(Until Stock is 

Depleted**) 


Order Directly 
From GSA 
(Park Pays) 


Order Directly 

From Vendor 

(Park Pays) 


Order 

Directly off 

FSS or 

Contract 

(Park Pays) 


Streak Plate, Porcelain 








X 




Tag, Acid-Free 


X 










Tape, Double-faced 


X 










Tape, Magnetic 








X 




Tape Measure, Cloth 




X 




(X) 




Tape Measure, Metal 




X 




(X) 




Tape, Textile Marking 








X 




Thermo-Hygrometer, 2" 








X 




Thermo-Hygrometer, Electronic 








X 




Thermo-Hygrometer, Electronic 
(Maximum/Minimum) 


X 










Thread, Sewing 








X 




Tissue, Acid-Free 


X 










Tweezers 




X 




(X) 




UV Filter Sleeves 


X 










Vacuum Cleaner 








X 


X 


Vial, Specimen 








X 




Wax, Furniture Paste 








X 





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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 
Museum Management Program 

MUSEUM SUPPLIES ORDER FORM 



Page of 



Park/Office 
Acronym 



Date 



Contact Person 
TEL 




FAX 




For Use by Museum Management Program 


Order 
Qty 


Item/Description 


Qty 
Sent 


Date Shipped by 


Fedex 


Mail 


Vendor 


BLM 

















































































































































































































































FOR USE BY MUSEUM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM 










Received by VIA: 
Comments: 


TEL 


; FAX 


; Mai! 


; cc:Mail ; In Person ; 






Date Order Completed 



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II. RECORD KEEPING SUPPLIES 

Record keeping materials are carefully selected and forms have been designed and printed to 
ensure consistency in archival quality, format, and function to facilitate accessioning and 
cataloging of cultural and natural history collections. For instructions on using the following 
materials, see the Museum Handbook , Part II, Museum Records, and NPS Conserve O Gram 1/4, 
"Use of Acryloid B-72 Lacquer for Labeling Museum Objects." 

Cataloging Kit 

This kit includes materials used to examine, measure, test, and mark museum objects. The kit 
consists of the following items, which also can be requested individually, according to their 
respective units of issue. 

- Plastic Cataloging Box Kit containing: 

- Clear Lacquer in bottle with applicator brush top - an acrylic resin/acetone lacquer for marking 
catalog numbers on objects. Use clear lacquer as a base spot foundation for light colored 
objects and as a top coat covering the number marked on both white and clear base spot 
foundations. 

- White Lacquer in bottle with applicator brush top - The same acrylic formulation as clear 
lacquer but with titanium dioxide white pigment. Use white lacquer as a base spot foundation 
for marking numbers on dark colored objects. 

- Technical Pen (Rapidograph®) - A drawing pen for marking catalog numbers on objects and for 
entering information in the accession book, on accession and other folders. 

- Crowquill Pen - A pen used the same way as the technical pen. 

- Permanent Black Ink - Fade resistant, indelible ink for writing in the accession book and 
marking number on objects. Acceptable inks are Higgins® Black Magic® and Pelikan 17 Black. 

- Pigma Pen - Permanent ink pen for marking information in the accession book, on accession 
and other folders. Not for putting numbers on objects. 

- Pencil "H" or #2 hardness graphite lead pencil for marking paper objects. Pencil lead is hard 
enough not to smear, yet soft enough not to indent paper fibers. 

- Artist Brushes (small tip) - Used as a lacquer applicator and to mark numbers on large 
equipment or furnishings. 

- Textile Marking Tape 50% cotton, 50% polyester - Catalog numbers are marked on this tape 
using permanent black ink; the tape is then sewn on a textile. 

- Sewing Needles - Variously sized needles for sewing textile tapes; package of 20. 

- Sewing Thread - Durable cotton thread for sewing labels to textiles. 

- Measuring Rule, clear plastic - Calibrated in both metric and SAE units. 



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Tape Measure, Metal, Retractable - Metric and SAE (3 meters/10 ft.) 
Tape Measure, Cloth - Metric and SAE (1 .6 meters/5 ft 




Caliper - Used to measure internal 
and external dimensions of objects. 



Metric Conversion Table - Used to convert measurements from SAE 
units to metric units and vice versa. 

Magnifying Glass or Linen Tester - Used to closely examine 
object surfaces. 



Magnet - Used to distinguish between ferrous (iron) and non-ferrous metal objects. 

Tweezers (stamp handling variety with squared ends) - Used to lift paper documents off flat 
surfaces. 

White Cotton Gloves - Used when handling any objects. 
See page IV: 1 for additional description. 




Supplies for Object Photography 



For instructions on using the following equipment, refer to the Museum Handbook , Part II: 
Museum Records, Appendix L: Photography. 

- Photo ID (Identification) Stands - Painted steel stands in two sizes, 3"x5" and 5"x8"; each 
holds magnetic letters and numbers that indicate catalog number, roll number, and centimeter 
scale; stand is photographed with the museum object. 



Large Photo ID Stand 5" x 8" face 
Small Photo ID Stand 3" x 5" face 

Magnetic Letters and Numbers - letters and numbers 
that are affixed to the ID stand to indicate park 
acronym, catalog number and the number of the 
photographic roll; 1" letters for use with large ID 
stand; 1/2" letters for use with small ID stand. Large 
and small magnetic letters corresponding to the park's 
four letter acronym customarily are issued. If 
additional letters are needed, they must be requested 
separately. 

Large Magnetic Letters 
Small Magnetic Letters 
Large Magnetic Numbers 
Small Magnetic Numbers 



YELL 12 



ROLL 



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YELL 12 

[roll] 2 C 



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"ROLL" Label - Comes in small and large sizes that are affixed to the ID stand to indicate 
position of the roll number. Large is for use with large ID stand; small size is for small ID stand. 

Large "ROLL" Label 1" x 2-1/2" 
Small "ROLL" Label 3/4" x 1-1/2" 

Metric Scale - Two sizes, large (19 cm x 3 cm) and small (12 cm x 2 cm). Affixed to the ID 
stand to indicate scale in the object photo. Use large size with large ID stand; use small size is 
with small ID stand. 

Large Centimeter Scale 
Small Centimeter Scale 

Magnetic Tape - 1/4" wide tape with a pressure-sensitive adhesive on one face that is applied 
to the centimeter scales and "Roll" attachment to allow them to be magnetically mounted on ID 
stand. 



Museum Forms 

Illustrations and instructions for completing these forms are provided in the NPS Museum 
Handbook , Part II: Museum Records. 

- Form 10-30, National Visual Inventory Card - Used to mount photographic prints of objects to 
accompany the museum catalog records. Order Form 10-30 directly from NPS Brentwood 
Warehouse. See Vendor Address List. 

- Form 10-94, Collection Management Report - A required annual report, providing annual 
statistics on incoming and outgoing objects and their documentation. 

- Form 10-95, Accession Receiving Report - Used to document receipt of objects and to record 
pertinent information on an accession provided by owner, field collector, or lender. Unit of 
Issue: Package of 50. 

- Form 10-95a, Accession Receiving Report List of Objects - Used to list objects in an accession. 
Unit of Issue: Package of 50. 

- Form 10-96, Folder List: Archival and Manuscript Collections- Used as an aid to list and 
describe contents in boxed archival collections. Unit of Issue: Package of 100. 

- Form 10-97, Object Temporary Removal Slip - Used in storage or exhibits in place of an object 
to indicate its removal from its assigned location. Unit of Issue: Package of 50. 

- Form 10-98, Incoming Loan Agreement - Used to document pertinent information regarding a 
loan to the NPS. Unit of Issue: Package of 25. 

- Form 10-98a, Incoming Loan List - Used to list objects included in a loan to the NPS. Unit of 
Issue: Package of 25. 



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- Form 10-254 (Rev.), Museum Catalog Record - Cultural Resources - This is the basic museum 
catalog record for cataloging cultural history museum objects. Used for cataloging archeology, 
ethnology, and history (including archives) objects. Unit of Issue: Case of 1,000. 

Form 10-254-CR (2-part) 

Form 10-254-CR (1-part) 

Form 10-254-CR (1-part blue) anticipated availability 1997 

Form 10-254-CR (1-part white) anticipated availability 1997 

- Form 10-254B, Museum Catalog Record - Natural History - The basic museum catalog record 
for cataloging natural history specimens. Used for cataloging biology, geology, and 
paleontology objects. Unit of Issue: Case of 1,000. 

Form 10-254-NH (2-part) 

NOTE: Both natural history and cultural resources records are composed of two parts: a white 
paper original copy and a blue paper working copy (both archival quality paper). The 10-254- 
CR (1-part) is made with a thicker stock white paper and is used in an optional hard copy 
classification file. Printing museum catalog cards is optional if the electronic data submitted to 
the National Catalog meet the criteria in the Museum Handbook, Part II, p. 3-59a (Revised 
1995). 

- Form 10-255, Accession Folder - Required for filing documents pertaining to an accession; 
printed on the front is a checklist of all documentation needed for an accession. It is archival m 
quality and comes in letter size only. Unit of Issue: Package of 250. 

- Form 10-256, Accession Book - Bound book with double page entries. The paper is 100% rag 
for permanence. 

- Form 10-830, Deed of Gift - This form is a legal record required to document donations to the 
NPS. Unit of Issue: Package of 100. 

- Form 10-254, Working Copy Binders - A green cloth-covered post binder used to contain the 
blue working copies of the Museum Catalog Record that are retained in the park. 

- Binder Posts for Form 10-254 (one pair per binder) - 3" post holds 500 working copy records. 

- Gift Acknowledgement Certificate - This form is presented to a donor to acknowledge gifts of 
significant value. 

- Forms with Chapters 5 and 6 of the Museum Handbook , Part II, Museum Records - 

The following forms are included in the new Chapter 5: Outgoing Loans and Chapter 6: 
Deaccessioning. These chapters, issued in 1995 and 1996, include full-sized copies of the 
forms for duplication by the park. Additional master copies of the forms can be obtained upon 
request from the Museum Management Program. 



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Form 10-127 (Rev.) 
Form 10-1 27a, 
Form 10-417, 
Form 10-637, 
Form 10-640, 
Form 10-641, 
Form 10-642, 
Form 10-643, 
Form 10-644, 



Outgoing Loan Agreement 
Conditions for Outgoing Loans 
List of Objects 
Object Condition Report 
Outgoing Loan Folder Cover Sheet 
Outgoing Loan Extension 
Deaccession Book 
Deaccession Form 
Deaccession Folder Cover Sheet 



Natural History Labels - See Section V, "Natural History Supplies. 



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III. STORAGE CONTAINERS 

Archival collections should be stored in the appropriate archivel quality storage containers listed 
below. The pH of archival papers is 7.0 for acid-free, unbuffered and between 8.0 and 10.0 for 
acid-free, buffered. Plastic containers have a pH of 7.0. Consult Museum Handbook , Part I and 
COG 4/9 "Buffered and Unbuffered Storage Materials" on whether to use buffered or unbuffered 
tissue, paper containers or plastic containers. Do not use buffered folders for blueprints, 
cyanotypes, or color photographs . 



Archival File Folder (2 sizes) 



Letter 
Legal 



9-5/8"H 
9-5/8"H 



12-1/2"W 
1 4-3/4" W 



Acid-free and buffered folders to contain and protect historic 
documents. Available in two sizes. 




Expanding Manuscript Folder (2 sizes) 



Letter 
Legal 



10-1/4"H 
10-1/4"H 



12-1/4"W 
14-3/4"W 



An acid-free and buffered folder with an envelope pocket having a 
pleat that expands to over an inch. Used to contain documents in 
archival file folders grouped together as part of an organic 
collection or series. Comes in letter and legal sizes. 




Archival Photo Enclosure, Sleeve Type (4 sizes) 



4-3/8"H x 5-3/8"W 

5-3/8"H x 7-3/8"W 

8-1/2"H x 10-1/2"W 

11-1/2"H x 14-1/2"W 

Sleeve-type enclosures are open on one end and are acid-free and 
unbuffered to provide acceptable archival storage for all historic 
photographic prints and negatives except cellulose nitrate 
negatives. Recommended only when space is at a premium and 
minimum thickness of the envelope is required. (In general, 4-fold 
photo enclosures as shown on the next page provide the best 
protection. However, they are thicker.) Buffered enclosures 
should be used only with cellulose nitrate negatives . 




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Archival Folding Type Photo Enclosure, 4- fold (4 sizes) 



4-1/16"H 
5-1/16'H 
8-1/16"H 



5-1/16"W 

7-1/16"W 

10-1/16"W 



These enclosures are made of unbuffered high alpha cellulose 
(high purity) paper. They have four flaps that fold in, enclosing 
the photograph, thus preventing it from inadvertently slipping out. 
The enclosure also prevents possible scratching of the surface 
when placing it into or removing it from a sleeve type envelope. 
The extra flaps create an extra thickness per envelope and are not 
recommended when storage space is limited. These enclosures 
are suitable for all photographic prints, negatives, transparencies, 
and slides except cellulose nitrate negatives. 



Polyester (Mylar®) Envelope (4 sizes) 



4*'H 


X 


5"W 


5"H 


x 


7"W 


8"H 


X 


10"W 


11"H 


X 


14"W 



Made of clear, chemically inert, plastic. Available in the same 
sizes as the photo enclosures. These envelopes are of sleeve-type 
construction. These non-reactive Mylar envelopes are 
recommended for storing fragile paper documents and 
photographic prints that require frequent viewing. Do not use 
with photographic materials when the humidity of the storage 
space is not under good control . 



Foil -lined Envelope 

12"H x 15"W 

These paper-and-foil enclosures are used to contain cellulose 
nitrate negatives after the negatives are placed in buffered photo 
enclosures. The foil-lined envelopes are heat sealed with a plastic 
sealer or tacking iron and then placed in document boxes for cold 
freezer storage. Do not use in cool refrigerator storage . 



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Buffered Document Envelope (3 sizes) 



6"H 

9"H 

11-1/2"H 



9"W 
12"W 
15"W 



Envelopes with an opening and a flap on one side and a seam 
down the center of the envelope for storage of archival paper 
documents. Made of acid-free, buffered paper. Do not use with 
photographic materials or blueprints because the center seam can 
compress the photograph's emulsion surface and the buffering can 
be incompatible . 




Archival Map Folder (4 sizes) 



16"W 


X 


20"L 


20"W 


X 


24" L 


24 "W 


X 


36"L 


36"W 


X 


48 "L 



These large, heavy-stock folders may be used with maps or other large documents or 
photographs in print boxes or map cases. Blueprints should be covered front and back with a 
sleeve or folder of Mylar before being placed in buffered folders . 



Rare Document Folder 

9"H x 11-1/2"W 

Acid-free and buffered enclosure with folding flaps and a heavy 
card-stock cover that gives full containment and extra physical 
protection for extremely rare, fragile, or sensitive paper 
documents. Do not use on blueprints . 




Archival Interleaving Paper (3 sizes) 



11"W 
16"W 
20 "W 



x 14"L 
x 20" L 
x 24" L 



Acid-free and buffered 20 lb. bond paper used to separate paper documents and artwork within 
print boxes. Do not use on blueprints, cyanotypes, or color photographic negatives, prints, or 
transparencies. 



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Polyester Film (Mylar®) 

A clear, flexible, chemically inert plastic used to encapsulate 
documents by joining sheets with double-faced tape around the 
edges. Ideal for documents that need physical support. An 
additional advantage is that the document may be viewed from 
both sides without directly touching it. It is available in 36" width 
rolls that are 25' long. Do not routinely encapsulate clippings; 
instead photocopy onto acid-free paper . 




Double-faced Tape 

A special tape made with acrylic adhesive that is used to join 
pieces of mylar when encapsulating historic documents. Roll is 
1/4" wide and 36 yards long. 




Polyethylene Loose/eaf Slide, Film Strip, and Photo Pages 

2" x 2" slides 
35mm film strip 
4" x 5" photos 
5" x 7" photos 

8-1 /2"W x 1 1 "H inert plastic pages designed with pockets for 
holding various sizes of photographic materials in a looseleaf 
binder format. Unit of Issue: Box of 100 pages. 

Do not use yellowed polyethylene pages — instead return such 
items to the source as they may be contaminated with damaging 
chemicals. 




Acid- free Tissue (Buffered and Unbuffered) 

Buffered Tissue 
Unbuffered Tissue 

Buffered tissue in 20"W x 30"L sheets is used to give three-dimensional form to garments of 
cotton and other plant-derived fabrics and to cover or wrap basketry, metals, and textiles. Good 
general purpose packing and lining material for wood and metal objects. Do not use with 
photographs, blueprints, or objects made of animal derived (proteinaceous) materials, such as 
leather, silk, or wool . 

Unbuffered tissue in 24"W x 36"L sheets is used in the same way as buffered tissue, but 
specifically with photographs, blueprints, and objects made of wool, silk, leather, and horn. 



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Archival Copy Paper 

8-1 /2"W x 11"L sheets 

A 25% rag paper that is made for maximum permanence. Used for copying documents for long- 
term preservation. Unit of Issue: Package of 500 sheets (ream). 



Archival Photo Album 

An archival-quality three-ring binder made to hold pages of acid- 
free and buffered paper or polyethylene pages. 



Interlocking-Seal Plastic Bag [Ziplock m ] 
(4 sizes) 



4"H 


X 


4"W 


6"H 


X 


6"W 


8"H 


X 


8"W 


12"H 


X 


12"W 





Bags made of clear, chemically inert polyethylene that have an interlocking seal closure. Used to 
contain archeological materials in archival boxes, fragments of objects, and photographic 
materials suitable for cold storage. 



Plastic Marking Pen 

A pen with special permanent ink made for writing on polyester, 
polyethylene, and other plastics. 




Specimen Tray (7 sizes) 



1.800"W 
2.925"W 
3.625"W 
5.850"W 
7.250"W 
11.700"W 



2.925'L 
3.625"L 
5.850"L 
7.250'L 
11.700"L 
14.50CTL 



1.0 "D 
1.0 "D 
1.0 "D 
1.0"D 
1.0"D 
1.0"D 




5.850"W x 29.000"L x 1.0"D 

Originally made of chipboard and covered with white chromium paper, these trays now are made 
of buffered, acid-free board covered with an archival white paper. These are the standard 
containers for holding artifacts while in storage. They are available in the modular system of 
sizes listed above, allowing a variety of different configurations to fit snugly within the drawers of 
NPS museum cabinets. 



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Archival Document Box (2 sizes) 



Letter 
Legal 



12-1/2"L 
15-1/2"L 



10-1/2'H 
10-1/2"H 



5"D 
5"D 



Made of acid-free and buffered board providing protection for 
documents placed in file folders. Internal capacity is five linear 
inches (or approximately 800 sheets). 




Archival Print Storage Box (3 sizes) 



11-1/2"W 


X 


14-1/2"L 


X 


3"D 


16-1/2"W 


X 


20-1 /2"L 


X 


3"D 


20-1 /2"W 


X 


24-1/2"L 


X 


3"D 



These drop-front boxes are made of acid-free, buffered board and 
are designed for flat storage of unframed artwork, prints, larger 
photographs and documents. Do not use with glass plate 
negatives . A box will hold up to 350 sheets, depending upon 
whether they are sleeved, matted, or foldered. 




Archival Photo Enclosure Box (3 sizes) 



4"H 


X 


5"L 


X 


2-1/2"D 


5"H 


X 


7"L 


X 


2-1/2"D 


8"H 


X 


10"L 


X 


4 "D 



Boxes of acid-free and buffered board made to contain 
photographic enclosures and Mylar envelopes listed 
earlier in this section. The capacity depends upon the 
photographic process and how they are housed, but would 
range between 50-200 images. 




Textile Storage Box 

18"W x 30'L x 6"D 

Made of acid-free, buffered board with a full telescopic lid. It is a 
good storage container for smaller textiles and also is a chemically 
safe, general purpose container for most light-weight artifacts. 
The manufacturer can provide custom sizes to parks placing 
special orders. 




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Archival Record Storage Box 

10"H x 12"W x 15"L 

Acid-free and buffered corrugated fiberboard box with separate 
telescoping lid used to store documents in folders. The capacity 
is nominally one cu. ft. or about 2,000 pages. 



Plastic Artifact Storage Box 

10"H x 12"W x 15"D 

Chemically inert corrugated polypropylene or polyethylene box with separate telescoping lid used 
for storage of archeological materials. A heavy duty box that will not deteriorate if accidentally 
exposed to moist conditions. 

Rare Book Box 

This box is made of buffered high alpha cellulose paper board and comes in a variety of sizes. It 
is used to contain scrapbooks, albums and rare books with red rot (flaking or powdering leather), 
damaged spines, or loose covers. Each box consists of two boards. The width of one board 
matches the width of the book and the width of the other board matches the length of the book. 
Each board is scored every ]4" for folding so that the box can be adjusted to the thickness of the 
book. Boxes are closed with velcro or string fasteners. 



Special Boxes, Envelopes, Folders, and other containers can be custom made by many 
manufacturers. If you have special requirements, the Museum Management Program 
can direct you to sources for special containers. 



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IV. SPECIALTY CURATORIAL ITEMS 



White Cotton Gloves 

100% cotton gloves worn when handling metal and paper artifacts. Gloves prevent acid and 
salts on the hand from contaminating metal artifacts. These gloves may be washed and reused . 



White Cotton Sure-Grip Gloves 

Cotton gloves with vinyl dots covering the gripping surface to provide a secure grip for use when 
handling objects with highly polished surfaces. Also provides the same benefits as regular white 
cotton gloves. These gloves may be washed and reused . 



Plastic Gloves 

Thin copolymer plastic gloves for use when handling conservation chemicals, objects with 
surfaces that would snag cotton gloves, and natural history specimens that may be treated with 
poisonous chemicals. Copolymer plastic will not allow chemicals to contact the skin. One size 
fits all. 



Dust Cover Cloth 

Cotton and/or polyester cloth in 40-yard length, 36" wide bolts. Used to make dust covers for 
steel shelving or for individual objects and furnishings. See COG 4/2, "Dust Covers for Open 
Steel Shelving," for details on fabricating covers. Ceramic magnets can be used to fasten covers 
to metal shelving. 



Plastic Screen 

A section of nylon mesh screen is to be used when vacuuming textile objects in a park 
collection, after consultation with a conservator. This screen material is found in most hardware 
stores as plastic screen for screen doors and windows. The edges should be taped to prevent 
screen from catching on fabric being cleaned. Make sure the tape adhesive is not exposed to 
prevent it from contacting museum objects. 



Polyethylene Sheeting 

Clear plastic sheet in 4-6 mil thickness used to fabricate dust covers. Available at local building 
materials suppliers in a variety of widths, lengths, and thicknesses, or from GSA in 10' and 16' 
wide rolls, 100' in length. 



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Furniture Paste Wax 

Butchers Wax 
Staples Wax 

A blend of synthetic and natural waxes for furniture care. Use Butchers wax for light colored 
woods, and Staples wax for dark colored woods. See COG 7/2, "Waxing Furniture and Wooden 
Objects." 



Respirator 

Equipped with National Institute for Occupational Safety and 
Health (NIOSH) approved organic vapor cartridges (filters) to 
protect personnel from fumes when handling chemicals used in 
curation (e.g., lacquer in confined spaces or when using 
conservation solvents and cleaners). Use of the respirator should 
be in accordance with Loss Control Management Guideline 
(NPS-50), Chapter 32, and the Museum Handbook , Part I, 
Chapter 1 1 . 

NOTE: The cartridges (filters) supplied with the respirator provide protection against only organic 
vapors. Park staff requiring protection against other kinds of hazardous agents (e.g., Hantavirus 
and asbestos) need to order approved NIOSH cartridges for those specific agents. 




Vacuum Cleaner 

A vacuum with variable suction capability is required for general curatorial housekeeping and/or 
cleaning of textiles. The park will need to match an appropriate style and brand to collection 
needs. The Electrolux® Classic and Eureka "mighty mite®" both have variable suction and have 
proven successful for museum use. Other styles may be appropriate for the individual park's 
needs. A backpack vacuum or vacuum with bumper pads may be appropriate for a park with 
furnished historic structures. A water filtered style for parks with extreme dust problems or a 
computer keyboard vacuum for small exhibits may prove useful as well. Specialized vacuums 
equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) and activated carbon filters are available for 
special applications requiring collection of the very finest dust particles. Vacuums are generally 
on Federal Supply Schedule. 



Dusting Brush 

Small 9" brush 
Large 14" brush 



[GSA NSN #8020-00-409-3000] 
[GSA NSN #7920-00-291-5812] 



* .« 



Large 14" brush with soft 2" horsehair bristles and wooden 
handle; small 9" brush with extremely soft 1" squirrel bristles. 
Both brushes can be purchased from GSA. Used to remove dust 
from furnishings and objects. Do not use with paintings, pastels, 
gilded frames, and objects with flaking or unstable surfaces . 



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Acid -free Tag 

Rectangular 1 IVW x 3"L acid-free paper tag for attaching to objects. Used for temporary 
marking of objects during the accessioning process. 



Polyethylene Drawer Liner 

1/4" thick pads cut to the inside dimensions of a standard cabinet drawer. They are made of a 
chemically inert, closed-cell polyethylene foam that will cushion artifacts from contact with metal 
drawers and shelves, and protect metal drawers and shelves from scratching by heavy artifacts, 
such as rock specimens and metal objects. They also can be used for cavity packing to prevent 
objects from sliding in trays. Closed-cell polyethylene will not absorb water. Provided in boxes 
of 25 sheets. 



Sash Lock 

The lift-off doors on older standard museum cabinets in parks 
often lack a locking device. Installing a keyed sash lock adds 
security for these cabinets. Fits all cabinets in NPS modular-size 
system. Also available from local hardware stores and locksmiths. 




Retrofit Gasket Kit 

Many older specimen cabinets may be in good condition, 
but have a pressure-sensitive polyurethane gasket seal. 
These gaskets deteriorate over a period of time and need 
replacement. This kit uses a more stable synthetic gasket 
that is mechanically attached using a pop riveting tool. 
The replacement cabinet gasket is expected to last the life 
of the cabinet. See COG 4/3, "Installing the Retrofit 
Gasket Kit." 




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Cabinet Platform 

Cabinets should be raised on platforms or casters off the floor at least 6" to allow cleaning 
underneath and monitoring for pests. Elevating cabinets also will reduce damage to cabinets and 
contents if flooding should occur. Platforms can be constructed of wood or metal. Most 
manufacturers of museum cabinets make adjustable metal platforms, which are offered with 
caster wheels as an available option. Museum Management Program can provide drawings 
illustrating the construction of wooden platforms. NOTE: Exercise care when moving cabinets 
that are stacked two-high on casters in order to prevent pushing over the top cabinet. 



Conservation Supplies 

Consult with NPS conservators and for System Support Office curatorial staff for guidance on 
the proper use of and sources for conservation supplies such as: solvents, polishes, cleansers, 
surface coatings, and detergents. 



Museum Publications 

Museum Handbook , Part I: Museum Collections, with binder 

- Museum Handbook , Part II: Museum Records, with binder 

- Museum Handbook , Part II: Museum Records, Appendix H, Natural History and the Hierarchical 
Classification Outline, with binder 

- Automated National Catalog System (ANCS) Manual , with binder 

- Conserve O Gram series, with binder 

- Tools of the Trade 

- The Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert 
G. Chenhall's System for Cataloging Man-Made Objects) by James R. Blackaby, Patricia 
Greeno, and the Nomenclature Committee (AASLH Press), 1988. NOTE: Supply is limited. 



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Insect Pinning Tray, Cornell type (4 sizes) 



1-1/8" 


W 


x 4-3/8" L 


X 


1-5/8"H 


1-13/16 


•w 


x 4-3/8" L 


X 


1-5/8"H 


3-5/8" 


W 


x 4-3/8" L 


X 


1-5/8"H 


4-3/4" 


w 


x 7-5/16"L 


X 


1-5/8"H 




Constructed of .05" thick cardboard and covered with acid-free 
white chrome paper. On the inside bottom is a rigid polyethylene 
foam liner to mount pinned insects. 



Insect Pins (4 sizes) 

Size 000 

Size 1 

Size 4 

Size 6 

Stainless steel pins for mounting insects. 



Insect Pinning Block 

Wooden block used to position insects and labels the appropriate 
distance from top of pin, before they are put in pinning trays. 




Insect Spreading Board 

Used to spread winged insect for drying in the correct position; 
wooden. 




Herbarium Portfolio 

Used when plant collection is too small to warrant a herbarium 
cabinet. It holds up to 60 11 1 /2"W x 16 1 /2 M L mounting sheets. 




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Plant Press 

Consists of pressboard, wood frame, and cloth webbing straps; 
measures 12"W x 19"L. Used to press and dry plant specimens. 



Plant Press Drier 

Non-archival 12"W x 19"L blotting paper (component of plant press). 

Plant Press Ventilator 

Non-archival 12"W x 19"L corrugated cardboard sheets (component of plant press). 

Herbarium Mounting Sheet 

An 1 1 1 /2"W x 16y2"L sheet of white, acid-free and buffered paper stock used to mount plant 
specimens. 

Herbarium Adhesive 

A polyvinylacetate glue used to affix plant specimens onto mounting sheets (8 oz.). 

Herbarium Mounting Tape 

A white cloth tape with water activated adhesive used to affix plant specimens onto mounting 
sheets. 

Herbarium Folder 

A folder measuring 16-5/8"L x 12"W, when folded; made of acid-free and buffered heavy-stock 
paper; will hold up to 100 mounting sheets with specimens. 



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Herbarium Fragment Folder 

An acid-free and buffered paper enclosure used to contain plant 
specimen fragments. Affixes to the mounting sheet where the 
specimen itself is mounted. 



Specimen Vial 

Flint glass vials in a variety of sizes are suitable for containing small insects, beads, etc. 

Specimen Jar 

Jars are used to contain wet specimens of vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants in an alcohol 
solution. 



Hydrometer 

A calibrated glass tube filled with lead shot used to determine the 
specific gravity of alcohol solutions for the preservation of wet 
specimens. 



Porcelain Streak Plate 

Used to identify and determine characteristics of mineral specimens. 

Natural History Labels 

Illustrations of and instructions for completing these labels are provided in Museum Handbook , 
Part II, Museum Records. Unit of Issue for all labels is 50 except for Form 10-509, which is 
1,000. 

Form 10-500 Wet Specimen Label 

Form 10-501 Vertebrate Label 

Form 10-502 Skull Vial or Box Label 

Form 10-503 Invertebrate Specimen Label (Large) 

Form 10-504 Geology Label 

Form 10-505 Paleontology Label 

Form 10-506 Wet Plant Label 

Form 10-507 Invertebrate Label (Small) 

Form 10-508 Egg Box Label 

Form 10-509 Insect Label 

Form 10-510 Annotation Label 

Form 10-511 Mineral Label 

Form 10-512 Herbarium Label 

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VI. MUSEUM CABINETS, SHELVING, AND STORAGE RACKS 



Probably the single most effective action that can be taken to preserve a collection is to store it 
in specialized museum storage equipment. Specialized museum cabinets have synthetic gaskets 
that create an interior microenvironment that buffers temperature and relative humidity 
fluctuations, prevents insect and vermin infestations, and prevents damage caused by light, dust 
and pollutants. A locked cabinet also will provide the contents some degree of security. 
Shelving units are used to store objects too large or heavy to fit within museum storage 
cabinets. Special racks will accommodate hard-to-store objects. 

The first three cabinets listed here are the primary cabinets of the National Park Service and form 
a modular system that allows easy and efficient organization of storage space. See COG 4/1, 
"Museum Storage Cabinets." 



Standard Museum Cabinet 



36-7/8'H x 29"W x 32'D 

A steel, heavy-duty, general purpose artifact storage 
cabinet equipped with a lift-off, swing-type door. The 
swing door has a keyed lock in the handle. A synthetic 
gasket creates a protective microenvironment within the 
interior. It's maximum capacity is 16 drawers (measuring 
1-7/8"H x 24-15/16"W x 30"D). Maximum weight 
capacity per drawer is 50 pounds. Cabinets can be 
stacked two high. 




Doublewide Museum Cabinet 



36-7/8"H x 58"W x 32"D 



A steel, heavy-duty, general purpose artifact storage 
cabinet twice the width of a standard cabinet. It is 
designed for flat storage of lighter, larger artifacts such as 
garments, textiles, study skins, and ethnographic 
materials. It has double lift-off, swing-type doors and a 
locking mechanism in one handle. The gasket is the same 
as in the standard cabinet. Its capacity is 16 drawers 
(measuring 1-7/8"H x 52-3/4"W x 30"D). The weight 
limit per drawer is 50 pounds. Cabinets can be stacked 
two high. Do not stack two standard cabinets on a 
doublewide cabinet because the weight of standard 
cabinets can deform the doublewide. However, a 
doublewide can be stacked on two standard cabinets. 




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Wardrobe Museum Cabinet 



78"H x 58"W x 32"D 

A steel cabinet the size of four standard cabinets stacked 
two on two. It is designed to store garments having 
enough structural strength to be hung on padded hangers. 
A microenvironment is created using a synthetic gasket. 
The cabinet comes with a hat shelf and closet rod. The 
large open interior can be adapted by using racks to store 
rolled textiles. Some manufacturers make these cabinets 
with stock racks, shelves, and drawers for greater 
flexibility in utilizing the interior. 



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Visual Storage Case (3 sizes) 



84" H 


x 39-1 /2"W x 16-5/8" 


D 


84"H 


x 39-1 /2"W x 22-5/8' 


"D 


84" H 


x 51-1/2"W x 22-5/8" 


D 



This case is used to store inorganic objects significant enough to 
justify visual storage. Objects can be exhibited and stored safely 
at the same time. The case has lift-off swing double doors with 
locking handles. It has six adjustable shelves. The four viewing 
panels in the doors may be made of either ultra-violet light filtering 
Plexiglas® or safety glass. A case with UV filtering Plexiglas can 
be used for rare book storage. When visible light and UV radiation 
conditions are appropriate, the case can be used to store organic 
objects, such as baskets, hats, and headdresses. 




Entomology Cabinet (2 sizes) 



51-5/8"H 
84" H 



21-3/4"W 
23" W 



x 
x 



22-3/4" D 
20-7/16"D 



The 51-5/8"H steel unit has 15 drawers on glides. The 
84-1 /8"H steel unit has 24 drawers on glides. Both have 
a gasket, a locking door handle, and label holder on the 
door. Both use Cornell-style drawers, that hold insect 
pinning trays in a system of modular sizes. 




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Herbarium Cabinet (2 sizes) 



40" H 
84-1 /8"H 



29-1 /8"W 
29-1 /8"W 



19-1/8"D 
19-1/8'D 



The 40" H cabinet has 12 compartments. The 84-1 /8"H 
cabinet has 26 compartments. This steel single-door 
cabinet has a gasket, locking door handle, and label holder 
on the door. 




Map and Plan Filing Cabinet 

53-3/4"W x 41-7/16"D (Height according to the 
number of 5-drawer units) 

A steel cabinet with large, flat storage drawers obtained 
through GSA or commercial vendors. It comes in three 
sizes, but the largest size is generally recommended. The 
height varies with the number of units that are stacked. 
Each five-drawer unit measures approximately 15-3/8" H. 
The cabinet comes in multiples of five drawer units, a 
base, and a top, and can be used for storing large historic 
maps, prints, and documents. The cabinet should have 
metal, not plastic, ball bearings. 

For proper protection the items should be placed in acid-free map folders before storing in the 
cabinet. Map cabinets have drawer flaps to hold down contents when the drawer is opened or 
closed. Cabinets of recent manufacture may have flaps that are made of vinyl or vinylized 
canvas. The vinyl may be polyvinyl chloride, which can harm objects. Contact the Museum 
Management Program for further instructions if vinyl flaps are encountered in new or existing 
cabinets. Blueprints should be stored separately from other collection objects because of the 
potential for them to off-gas harmful vapors . 

Do not stack more than three 5-drawer units together . Stacking more can lead to collapse of the 
lower units. Also be certain the floor can support these cabinets before using any of them. 




Large Flat Storage Cabinet 

Source data is available for a company that custom builds a counter-height cabinet with drawer 
sizes up to 10'W x 5'D for storage of oversized historic maps and blueprints. 



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Utility Cabinet 

78"H x 36"W x 18"D 

A metal cabinet with six adjustable shelves for storing 
museum supplies and natural history wet specimens. 
FSN 7125-00-269-8534. 



Gun Cabinet 



80"H x 30"W x 24-1 /2"D 

A high security heavy-duty steel gun cabinet with a vault 
door that provides high security for valuable firearms 
collections. The door has a combination lock. The cabinet 
holds long-arms measuring up to 78" in length on special 
NPS Plexiglas® museum gun assemblies that have 17 gun 
and 30 gun capacities. The 17 gun capacity assembly 
supports the gun at the stock buttplate and separates the 
gun barrels. The 30 gun assembly provides support and 
separation only of the gun barrels, not of the butts. 




Fire-Resistive (Insulated) Filing Cabinet (2 sizes) 



28-7/8"H 
55-1 /4"H 



20-3/4"W 
20-3/4"W 



32-15/16"D 
32-15/16'D 



The 28-7/8"H cabinet has two drawers; the 55-1/4"H 
cabinet has four drawers. This insulated metal cabinet 
with a high security combination or keyed lock carries an 
Underwriters Laboratory (UL) rating of (350°F-1 hour). 
This cabinet is required to house the park's museum 
records. Highly valuable documents and photograph 
collections may also be stored within but archival boxes, 
not insulated cabinets, are recommended for general 
archival storage. For further information, see "Filing 
Cabinets and Safes for Protection of Paper Records, 
Computer Media, and Photographic Records from Fire" by 
John E. Hunter, CRM Bulletin Supplement, Vol. 16, No. 5, 
1993. 8 pp. 





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Media Safe, File, and Insert 

Typical dimensions: 



Safe 59" H x 24" W 


x 28-3/4" D 


File 53-9/1 6"H x 19-5/8"W 


x 31" D 


Insert 5-7/8" H x 1 0-3/4" W 


x 17" D 



UL-rated (125°F - 1 hour) containers for the protection of plastic-base magnetic media (computer 
tapes/disks and audio/videotapes) against damage by fire. To meet the 125°F-1hour rating the 
media insert must be used within a UL-rated 350-1 hour fire-resistive filing cabinet. These 
containers are required for housing computer diskettes and tapes produced during the record 
keeping process. These containers may also be used to hold photographic negatives and slides. 
For further details and illustrations, see the article cited on previous page. 



Art Storage Rack 

There are a number of brands of racks for storing framed 
artwork that vary in cost, capacity, and complexity. 
Advice on selecting the most appropriate racks is 
available. See COG 12/1, "Storage Screens for Paintings." 



Steel Shelving Unit 

Available in a variety of sizes ranging from 75"H x 24"W 
x 12"D up to 147"H x 48"W x 36"D; can hold up to 
1,200 pounds per shelf. This type of shelving is used for 
storing artifacts too large or heavy to fit within specimen 
cabinets. 




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Pallet Rack 

A heavy-duty rack with heights up to 14' and widths of 4' 
to 16'; depths of 36" and 48". Used to store extremely 
large and heavy objects. Shelves can support weights up 
to 20,000 pounds. 




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Wire Shelving 

A heavy-gauge, chrome plated carbon or stainless steel 
wire rack ranging in size from 24"W x 14"D up to 72"W 
x 24"D. Rack heights vary from 14-1/2" up to 86-5/8". 
This versatile shelving system can be used to house 
archival materials in document and print boxes. Casters 
are available when movable shelves are desired. 



Slotted Angle Rack 

These racks are constructed using Dexion® or other slotted 
metal angle that can be custom cut by the user. This 
angle allows special configurations and construction of 
racks for extra large artifacts or for fitting racks within 
specific space requirements. Steel shelves are available 
from the manufacturers or users can custom make shelves 
of plywood coated with a two-component water based 
epoxy or a single component, water based, aliphatic 
urethane paint. 




Compacting (Moveable-Aisle) System 

Moveable hand-operated, mechanical-assisted or electrically-operated carriages for museum 
cabinets or shelving units that can be compressed to eliminate aisles between carriages. Space 
for only one aisle is needed to access any carriage. 



Insulated Modular Structure 

A prefabricated building system of superinsulated, foam 

core, metal-sheathed panels, which can be assembled 

inside of a building to create a collection storage facility 

that is economical to construct, efficient to operate and 

effective in creating appropriate environmental conditions. 

The system uses components as illustrated to quickly 

create a storage area. A building can be fitted with 

utilities and HVAC systems. Manufacturers are on Federal 

Supply Schedule contracts and offer a GSA price that is 

approximately half that of the retail price. The usable life of a building is expected 

25 years, though formal longevity tests have not been conducted. 




to exceed 



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Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinet 

Available in a variety of sizes from 22"H x 17"W x 17"D to 
67"H x 34"W x 34"D. Designed to comply with Occupation 
Safety and Health Administration requirements (29 CFR 
1910.106d) and National Fire Protection Association 
specifications for safety of staff and property. Recommended for 
storage of flammable or corrosive curatorial cleaning supplies and 
conservation solvents outside collection storage areas. The 
cabinet should be vented to the outside according to instructions 
provided with the cabinet. 




Frost-Free Freezer for Nitrate Negative Storage 

Cold storage conditions (below 32°F) in a frost-free freezer is recommended for short-term 
storage of nitrate negatives until the ultimate disposition of the materials can be determined and 
accomplished. Negatives should be placed in appropriate buffered paper enclosures, foil-lined or 
moisture resistant plastic envelopes and boxes. 



Frost-Free Refrigerator for Color Photographic Materials Storage 

Color photographic materials should be stored in cool storage conditions (33°-40°F) in a frost- 
free refrigerator. The materials should be placed in appropriate nonbuffered paper enclosures, 
foil-lined or moisture resistant plastic envelopes and boxes. Do not use the freezer compartment 
of the refrigerator for storage because it experiences unacceptable temperature fluctuations 
during the frost thaw cycle . 



NOTE: The equipment listed in this section is in general use throughout the National Park 
Service. However, many manufacturers will build additional types of specialized equipment to 
NPS specifications. If a park has special storage needs, contact the System Support Office 
Curator or the Museum Management Program to get technical assistance in finding sources to 
meet specific requirements. The Museum Management Program has designed wooden and metal 
racks to meet specific storage needs and can provide drawings to illustrate solutions for problem 
storage situations, such as boat cradles and racks for bed frames and doors. 



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VII. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND CONTROL APPARATUS 



A beneficial environment contributes to the preservation of museum objects. In order for parks 
to accurately monitor and control conditions of relative humidity (RH), temperature, light, 
biological pests, and air pollutants. A variety of instruments and devices are recommended. 



Humidity Indicator Strip 

A 4-1/4" x 1-1/2" paper strip with cobalt-chloride blotter 
segments that change color to indicate RH. These strips are an 
economical, reasonably accurate means of monitoring RH in 
special enclosures, exhibit cases, and museums cabinets. 



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Hygrometer 

A dial instrument that indicates RH. Can be calibrated. Used in 
storage and exhibit areas when a hygrothermograph is unavailable. 
A hygrometer is not a recording instrument; therefore, a written 
log of periodic observations must be maintained to create a record 
of conditions. Use the 2" diameter hygrometer in exhibit cases 
and the 4" in storage areas. 



Thermo-Hygrometer 2" 

A dial instrument that indicates both RH and temperature. Can be 
calibrated. Requires a written log of observation. Used in exhibit 
cases. 




Thermo-Hygrome ter (Maximum/minimum) 

A battery operated electronic instrument used to measure air 
temperature and RH. Readings need to be recorded manually. 
Generally, it is hung on a wall. 







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Datalogger 

A small battery powered device that electronically 
measures and records RH and temperature for periods of 
up to one year. Data then is downloaded into a computer 
via a special cable where a program analyzes the data and 
produces illustrative charts. Also can be fitted to record 
light levels. See COG 3/3 (Sep 95), "Datalogger 
Applications in Monitoring the Museum Environment" for 
additional information. 




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Hygro thermograph 

An instrument for monitoring temperature and RH. Records 
conditions for periods of one week or one month on a rotating 
chart driven by either a spring wound or battery-operated clock. 
The size and color of the instruments vary with manufacturer, but 
a typical size is 12"H x 14"W x 6"D. Charts listed below. 



Hygrothermograph Pen Points 




Felt Tip 
Metal 



Used to replace points that are damaged or worn out. 
ink; felt points come pre-inked. 



Metal points require hygrothermograph 



Hygrothermograph Ink 

A special purple ink that is deliquescent (i.e., absorbs moisture from the air and does not dry out 
as quickly as regular drawing ink). Use only in metal pen points . 



Hygrothermograph Charts 



Belfort Charts 
Weather Measure Charts 
Sierra Misco (7 Day) 
Sierra Misco (30 Day) 



Qualimetrics Charts (Model 5020 A) 

7 Day Chart #50202 

31 Day Chart #50208 
Cole-Parmer (7 Day) 
Cole-Parmer (32 Day) 



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Sling Psychrometer 

This instrument has two thermometers, one of which is covered 
with a cloth wick (wet bulb). After the wick is wetted and the 
instrument whirled for an appropriate period of time, a comparison 
of the web bulb temperature and the temperature of the dry 
thermometer (using a chart supplied with the instrument) will give 
an accurate determination of the RH. Psychrometers are used to 
calibrate hygrometers and hygrothermographs. 




Aspirated Psychrometer (battery powered) 

Similar to sling psychrometer, with wet and dry bulb 
thermometers. A battery powered fan regulates the air 
flow across the wet bulb, thereby reducing user errors that 
can occur with the sling psychrometer. 




Electronic Thermo-Hygrometer 

RH and temperature determining devices that sense RH by 
changes in an electric current and temperature by use of a 
thermistor. Very accurate means of determining RH. 




Visible Light (Footcandle or Lux) Meter 

Used to determine light levels within storage and exhibit areas. 
These instruments employ an electronically-enhanced photo-voltaic 
cell that indicates light levels with digital or analog readouts. 
Some read only in footcandles and some read in both footcandles 
and lux. 




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UV Monitor 

This low-range (0-100 microwatts per lumen [/vW/l]) model 
is used to determine levels of ultraviolet radiation falling on 
objects in storage or exhibit are?s. Used in conjunction 
with a visible light meter. Requires a minimum of 50 lux or 
5 footcandles of visible light to function properly. 



Dehumidifier 

Portable dehumidifiers use a refrigerant or desiccant system to remove moisture from the air. 
They have an adjustable humidistat for regulating the level of humidity and come in various sizes 
and capacities. 



Humidifier 

Portable humidifiers add moisture to an area by blowing air through a moist pad on a rotating 
drum. They have an adjustable humidistat and come in various sizes and capacities. Atomizing 
humidifiers should not be used because they emit a mist containing any impurities found in the 
water. 



Air Purifier 

19-5/8"H x 25-1/8"W x 12-1/2"D 

Portable 1 20-volt plug-in devices that use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to clean air 
of particles down to .3 microns (.0000003 meters) in size. The units have activated-carbon 
filters to remove gaseous pollutants such as S0 2 , H 2 S, and NOx. Electrostatic precipitator air 
purifiers are not recommended because they can emit high concentrations of damaging ozone. 



UV Filter Sleeve for Fluorescent Lights 

Special sleeves that fit over fluorescent lamps to filter out 
97-99% of damaging ultraviolet radiation. Made of either a 
flexible polyester plastic that can be wrapped around the 
lamp or a rigid extruded acrylic sleeve that slips over the 
bulb. They can be cut to fit shorter length bulbs. 




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Solar Control Window Film 



Clear Film 
Light Tint Film 
Dark Tint Film 



(<10% visible light reduction) 
( 50% visible light reduction) 
( 80% visible light reduction) 



Special window films are available to filter out ultraviolet light and varying amounts of visible 
light. Such filters are generally made of polyester plastic and are attached by a pressure sensitive 
adhesive backing. Rolls are 60" wide and 25' long. Ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas® and Lexan® 
rigid polycarbonate sheet also may be used to filter light coming through windows. NOTE: All 
window coverings mentioned above filter 97-99% of the ultraviolet radiation. 



Insect Trap 

The insect trap is a small open-ended cardboard box containing a 
sticky adhesive. Used to monitor for insect pests in the museum. 




Silica Gel (Regular and Indicating) 

This inert chemical is used in storage or exhibit situations for 
conditioning confined spaces to a specific RH or to remove 
moisture from the space. It can be reactivated by heating in an 
oven according to instructions on the bag. The indicating gel will 
turn pink when the gel needs to be reactivated and blue when 
reactivation is complete. 



Silver Protector Strip™ 

2" x 7" paper strips impregnated with activated carbon. 
When sealed in bags with silver objects, the strips will 
prevent tarnish. 




NOTE: If a park has special applications or problems with environmental monitoring or control, 
the Museum Management Program can provide technical advice and source data for equipment 
that may help solve environmental problems. 



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VIII. PACKING AND SHIPPING MATERIALS 



There are a variety of materials available on the market to wrap, cushion and contain objects for 
shipment. The materials recommended in the Museum Handbook , Part I for packing museum 
objects are listed below. A list of sources is found in the "How to Get Assistance" section of 
this catalog, to enable parks to make purchases. Most of these materials come in bulk quantities 
and a variety of sizes. The vendors should be contacted for sizes and pricing. NOTE: These 
products, except where noted, are not to be used for long-term storage. They are for temporary 
use only. 

Acid- free Glassine 

A stiff, translucent glossy paper used to cover or wrap paintings, bottles with labels, books, and 
objects with friable, oily, or tacky surfaces. This paper resists sticking to surfaces. Do not use 
with photographic negatives, prints, transparencies or slides . 



Tyvek® 

A slick, smooth, microporous, opaque non-woven (spun-bond) polyethylene fabric used as an 
alternative to glassine as a moisture barrier. 



Nylon Fabric 

A tightly woven fabric material used to encase packing material to make internal supports for 
objects that will not snag or abrade object surfaces. 



Acid-Free Tissue (Buffered and Unbuffered) - See page 111:4. 



Mylar® 

A chemically inert, clear, stable synthetic plastic (polyester) sheet material used to contain and 
protect large paper objects and photographs. Because it develops an electrostatic charge, never 
use this material with charcoal or pastel works of art or with glass plate negatives or 
transparencies . 



Blanket Pad or Quilt 

Used to cover and cushion large sculpture and furniture. 

Archival File Folder 

Used to cover and contain unframed prints, documents and photographs. 

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Air Encapsulated Laminated Plastic Wrap 

Plastic (predominately polyethylene) wrap with bubbles of encapsulated air used to cushion 
objects and fill voids in packages. Bubble side of wrap should be faced away from the object 
contact of objects with the bubbles could cause impressions to form on some objects. 



Expanded Polystyrene Foam "Peanuts " 

Use to fill voids in packages and as a cushioning material when packing small, lightweight 
objects. Works well as a general cushioning material when placed in polyethylene bags to form 
support pillows. 



Polyethylene Foam Sheet 

Lightweight, easily handled, versatile white foam that is chemically inert and has excellent shock 
absorption characteristics. Can be used to cushion objects, fill voids and form individual 
specialized supports. Foam is easily cut and can be joined using a heat gun, glue gun, or double 
faced tape. Available in a variety of densities, thicknesses, and textures. Ethafoam® and Volara® 
are examples of polyethylene foams that work very satisfactorily for object packing. 



Po/yurethane Foam 

Foam has good thermal insulation characteristics and can be used to cushion objects and fill voids 
in packages. This foam is not chemically inert and should not be used with objects for extended 
periods of time. Foam will absorb moisture and may form toxic fumes it it catches on fire. 



Shipping Box 

Box made of corrugated fiberboard that comes in variety of shapes, sizes and strengths to meet 
nearly all packing needs. Corrugated fiberboard is acidic. Do not use in direct contact with 
objects or to store objects for an extended period of time . 



Fome-Cor® 

Polystyrene foam sandwiched between two layers of clay-worked kraft liner board. Use as an 
inlay between prints and to stiffen packages of prints or photographs. 



Polyethylene Corrugated Board 

Inert, strong, waterproof, light-weight polyethylene board that can be used to fabricate special 
box sizes, serve as an inlay, interleaving, or stiffening sheet, and form bases for objects. 



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Acid-free Corrugated Fiberboard 

An acid-free paperboard that is not waterproof but can otherwise serve the same functions as 
polyethylene corrugated board. 



Marvel Seal® 

Laminate of polyethylene, aluminum foil (for impermeability), and nylon (for puncture resistance) 
used as a barrier film or box liner in order to construct containers with the capability to hold a 
microclimate. 



Cellophane Tape 

Used to attach packing materials, not for closing outside of containers. Tape should not come in 
direct contact with objects . 



Masking Tape 

Used in the same way as cellophane tape. 

Nylon Filament Strapping Tape 

Use only for closing containers. 

Pressure-Sensitive Packing Tape 

Sticks to a variety of surfaces and shapes, good for sealing box flaps. 

Twill Tape 

Used to secure wrapped objects. May be used as a replacement for pressure sensitive plastic 
packing tape. Twill tape should be tight enough to secure the packing materials but not tight 
enough to cause a pressure break to the object. 

Water-Activated Kraft Tape 

Used for sealing containers and attaching kraft exterior wrap of container. 



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IX. EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY SOURCES 

Equipment Sources 

This list includes equipment used to store museum objects, monitor the museum environment 
and control environmental conditions. At least one known source is given for each item. The 
park should purchase the needed equipment directly using established contracts or see the 
accompanying Vendor Address List for addresses of sources. NOTE: Inclusion on this list does 
not constitute sole-source endorsement of a particular vendor, nor is the list guaranteed to be all 
inclusive. 

Air Purifier, Portable 

Air Cleaning Specialists 
Enviracaire 

Cabinet, Fire Resistive (Insulated), Mixed Media Files, Mixed Media Safes, and Media Boxes (safe 
or filing cabinet inserts) 

Federal Supply Schedule for FSC Group 71, Part III, Section E 

Fireking International 

Kardex Systems 

Schwab Safe Company 

Sentry Group 

Cabinet, Flammable Liquid Storage 
A & A Sheet Metal Products 

Federal Supply Schedule for FSC Group 71, Part III, Section C 
Lab Safety Supply 

Cabinet, Gun 

Browning Pro-Steel 

Cabinet, Map and Plan Filing 
Crystalizations Systems 
Foster 
General Services Administration (GSA) National Furniture Center 

Cabinet, Museum Storage (standard, doublewide, wardrobe, entomology, herbarium, and flat 
storage, cabinet platforms, retrofit gasket kit) 
Delta Designs Limited 
Interior Steel Equipment Company 
Lane Science Equipment Company 
Steel Fixture Manufacturing Company 

Cabinet, Utility 
GSA 

Case, Visual Storage 

Delta Designs Limited 

Interior Steel Equipment Company 

Steel Fixture Manufacturing Company 



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Compacting (Moveable Aisle) Storage Systems 

Federal Supply Schedule for FSC Group 71, Part III, Section J 

Spacesaver Corp. 

White Storage and Retrieval Systems Inc. 

Dataloggers, Electronic 

Cascade Group (ACR brand) 

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company (ACR brand) 

Controlyne (ACR brand) 

Davis Instrumentation 

Dickson Company (ACR brand) 

Herzog/Wheeler and Associates (ACR brand) 

Langan Products 

Omnidata International 

Mitchell Instruments 

Dehumidifier 
Bry Aire 
Local department store 



Freezer, Frost-Free 

Sears, Roebuck and Company 

Humidifier, Portable 

Local department store 

Hygrometer, Electronic and Dial 

Airguide Instruments (for maximum/minimum type) 

Art Preservation Services 

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 

Conservation Materials Limited 

Davis Instrumentation 

NOVA-LYNX 

Scientific Sales 

Hygrothermograph 

Art Preservation Services 
Belfort Instrument Company 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 

Insulated Modular Structure 
Artie Industries 
Eagle Marketing Group 
Gill Marketing 
Harford Systems 



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Meter, Visible Light (measures in footcandles or lux) 
Art Preservation Services 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
Davis Instrumentation 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 

Monitor, UV (for measuring //W/l of ultraviolet radiation) 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 

Rack, Art Storage 

Charles J. Dickgeisser 
Construction Specialties 
Crystalizations Systems 

Rack, Pallet 

Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) 

Rack, Slotted Angle 

Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) 
Interlake Corporation 

Refrigerator, Frost-Free 

Sears, Roebuck and Company 

Shelving, Steel (bolt together) 

Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) 

Shelving, Wire 

InterMetro Industries 

Thermo-Hygrometer, Dial 2" and Electronic 
Art Preservation Services 
Conservation Materials Ltd. 

Vacuum Cleaners (HEPA and conventional) 
Breuer Electric Mfg. 
Electrolux Corporation 
Eureka 

Federal Supply Schedule for FSC Group 79, Part I, Section B 
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Supply Sources 

This list includes a variety of products that have been found useful in the management, 
maintenance, storage, protection, and shipping of park collections and collection records. At 
least one known source is given for each item. See the accompanying Vendor Address List for 
addresses of the listed suppliers. 

This listing includes materials for storing, accounting, packing and shipping museum collections. 
NOTE: Inclusion on these lists does not constitute sole-source endorsement of a particular 
vendor, nor are the lists guaranteed to be all inclusive. 



Section 1 : Collection Storage, Treatment, and Accountability 

Accession Book 

Conservation Resources International 

Album, Archival Photo (See also Archival Containers) 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 

Archival Containers (boxes, folders, enclosures, envelopes, etc. for storage of textiles, books, 
documents, prints, maps, and photographic prints; made of paper, plastic, and/or foil) 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 

Bag, Interlocking Seal (Ziplock® type; various sizes) 
General Services Administration (GSA) 
Local food or department store 

Binder, Catalog Record (working copy) (See also Post, Binder) 
Elbe Products 
Looseleaf Binder Company 
McBee Loose Leaf Binders 
Optic Bindery 

Box, Archival (See also Archival Containers) 

Box, Plastic Cataloging Kit 
Flambeau Products 



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Box, Record Storage, Paperboard (acid-free) (See also Archival Containers) 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 

Box, Plastic Artifact Storage (same size as record storage box) 
Light Impressions 
United States Corrulite Corp. 
University Products 

Brushes, Artist Set 
GSA 
Local art store 

Brush, Dusting (large and small sizes) 

General Services Administration (GSA) 
Local art store 

Caliper (for object measuring) 
GSA 
Local hardware store 

Centimeter Scale (for use when photographing objects) 
Light Impressions 

Conservation Supplies (resins, adhesives, etc.) 
Conservation Materials Ltd. 
TALAS 

Conversion Table, Metric 
GSA 

Copy Paper, Archival (See also Archival Containers) 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 
Xerox Corporation 

Drawer Liner, Polyethylene 
Granite Packaging 
University Products 



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Dust Cover Cloth 

Lowell National Historical Park 

GSA 

Local fabric store 

Enclosure, Archival (See also Archival Containers) 

Envelope, Archival (See also Archival Containers) 

Folder, Archival (See also Archival Containers) 

Forms, NPS Museum Management 

Museum Management Program, Harpers Ferry Office 
NPS Brentwood Warehouse 

Gloves, Cotton "Sure-grip" 
Hayden School Supply 
Man-How School Band Supply 
University Products 

Gloves, White Cotton 
John Plant Company 
Light Impressions 
University Products 

Gloves, Plastic Copolymer 
VWR Scientific 
University Products 

Herbarium Adhesive, Folder, Mounting Sheet, Tape and Fragment Folder (acid-free) 
Herbarium Supply Company 
University Products 

Humidity Indicator Strip 
Humidial Company 

Hydrometer (for measuring specific gravity of liquids) 
Fisher Scientific 
Lapine Scientific Company 
VWR Scientific 

Hygrothermograph chart, ink, pen points 
Art Preservation Services 
Belfort Instrument Company 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 

Ink, Permanent Black 
GSA 
Local office supply 

Equipment and Supply Sources IX: 6 Release No. 3, July 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Insect Pins, Pinning Blocks, Pinning Trays, and Spreading Boards 
BioQuip Products 

Carolina Biological Supply Company 
Wards Natural Science Establishment 

Insect Traps 

Summit Chemical Company 
University Products 

Jar, Specimen (various sizes, for wet natural history specimens) 
Chelsea Bottle Company 
Wheaton 

Labels, Natural History 

Museum Management Program, Harpers Ferry Office 

Lacquer, Clear and White (for applying catalog numbers to objects) 
Light Impressions 

Lock, Sash 

Blades Lock Company 

Local hardware or building supply store 

Magnetic Letters and Numbers (for use with Photo ID Stand) 
Magnetic Aids, Inc. 
Visual Systems, Inc. 

Magnet, Bar (for testing for ferrous metals) 
JobMaster Corporation 

Magnet, Ceramic (for attaching plastic sheeting to steel shelves) 
Local hardware store 

Magnifying Glass 

Local department store 
Local hardware store 

Natural History Supplies 
BioQuip Products 

Carolina Biological Supply Company 
University Products 
Wards Natural Science Establishment 

Needles and Thread (for attaching catalog number labels to fabrics) 
Local sewing supply store 



Equipment and Supply Sources IX: 7 Release No. 3, August 1 996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Paper, Interleaving (acid-free) (See also Archival Containers) 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 

Pen, Crowquill 
GSA 
Local office supply store 

Pen, Pigma 

Light Impressions 
University Products 

Pen, Plastic Marking 
Light Impressions 
University Products 

Pen, Technical (Rapidograph®) 
GSA 
Local office supply store 

Pencil, "H" or #2 Hardness 
GSA 
Local office supply store 

Photo ID Stand (for use when photographing objects) 
Local metal fabricating shop for special designs 

Plant Press (including driers and ventilators) 
BioQuip Products 

Carolina Biological Supply Company 
Wards Natural Science Establishment 

Polyester (Mylar®) Envelope and Film in Rolls (See also Archival Containers) 
AAA Brands Plastics Manufacturers 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
Taylor Made Company 
University Products 

Polyethylene Slide and Photo Page and Lab Pen (for marking pages) (See also Archival 
Containers) 

Light Impressions Corporation 
University Products 



Equipment and Supply Sources IX :8 Release No. 3, July 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Post, Binder 
GSA 
Local office supply store 

Psychrometer, Aspirating 

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 

Davis Instrumentation 

Fisher Scientific 

NOVA-LYNX 

Scientific Sales 

Thomas Scientific 

VWR Scientific 

Psychrometer, Sling 

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 

Davis Instrumentation 

Fisher Scientific 

GSA 

NOVA-LYNX 

Scientific Sales 

Thomas Scientific 

VWR Scientific 

Respirator (face mask type for filtration of dust and/or organic vapors) 
Federal Supply Schedule Vendor 
Lab Safety Supply 
University Products 

Retrofit Gasket Kit (for replacing gasket seals on cabinet doors) 
Steel Fixture Manufacturing Company 

"ROLL" Label (for photo ID stand) 
Museum Management Program 

Rule, Clear Plastic (metric and English scales) 
Local office supply store 

Silica Gel 

Art Preservation Services 
Eagle Chemical Company 
University Products 

Silver Protector Strips 
3M Company 



Equipment and Supply Sources IX:9 Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Solar Control Window Film 

Federal Supply Schedule for FSC Group 56, Part IV, Section A 

Courtaulds Performance Films 

Deposition Technologies Inc. 

3-M Company 

Madico, Inc. 

National Glass Coatings Company 

Solar Screen Corporation 

Transparent Glass Coatings Company 

Specimen Trays (various sizes) 

Conservation Resources International 

Hollinger Corporation 

Light Impressions 

Murray & Heister, Inc. 

Pohlig Brothers 

University Products 

Streak Plate, Porcelain (for identifying mineral specimens during cataloging) 
Carolina Biological Supply Company 
Wards Natural Science Establishment 

Tag, Acid-Free 

University Products 

Tape Measure, Cloth 

Local sewing supply 

Tape Measure, Metal 
GSA 
Local hardware store 

Tape, Double-faced (for Mylar encapsulation) 
Light Impressions 
3M Company 
University Products 

Tape, Magnetic (for use with photo ID stand) 
Magnetic Aids, Inc. 

Tape, Textile Marking (bias tape) 
Local sewing supply 

Thermo-Hygrometer, Maximum/Minimum 
Airguide Instrument Company 
Scientific Sales 

Thread, Sewing (See also Needles) 
Local sewing supply store 



Equipment and Supply Sources IX: 10 Release No. 3, August 1 996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Tissue, Acid-Free (buffered and unbuffered) (See also Archival Containers) 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 



Tweezers (stamp handling type) 
Techni-Tool, Inc. 

UV Filter Sleeves (for fluorescent lamps) 
Conservation Resources International 
Light Impressions 
Solar Screen Corporation 
University Products 

Vials, Specimen 

Fisher Scientific 

Lapine Scientific Company 

VWR Scientific 

Wax, Butchers Furniture (light brown) 
The Butcher Company 

Wax, Staples Furniture (dark brown) 
H. F. Staples & Company 



Section 2: Packing and Shipping Materials 

Air Encapsulated Laminated Plastic Wrap 
Local moving and storage company 
Sealed Air Corporation 
Advanced Packaging Corporation 

Blanket Pad or Quilt 

Local moving and storage company 

Boxes, Shipping 

Local moving and storage company 
GSA 

Corrugated Fiberboard, Acid-Free 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 



Equipment and Supply Sources IX: 11 Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Corrugated Polyethylene Board 

United States Corrulite Corporation 

Expanded Polystyrene Foam "Peanuts" 
Local moving and storage company 
Sealed Air Corporation 
Advanced Packaging Corporation 
CPI Packaging 

Foam, Polyethylene, Rigid 

Dow Chemical (nearest sales office) 
Sentinel Foam Products 
Stephenson and Lawyer 
Local plastics supply company 

Foam, Polyethylene, Flexible 

Dow Chemical (nearest sales office) 
Sentinel Foam Products 
Stephenson and Lawyer 
Local moving and storage company 
Local plastics supply company 

Foam, Polyurethane 

Stephenson and Lawyer 

Local moving and storage company 

Local plastics supply company 

Folder, Archival (See also Archival Containers) 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 

Fome-Cor® 
Archivart 
Light Impressions 
University Products 
Local plastics supply company 

Glassine Paper, Acid-Free 
Archivart 
Light Impressions 
University Products 

Marvel Seal® (vapor barrier film) 
Ludlow Corporation 



Equipment and Supply Sources IX: 1 2 Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Mylar® (polyester film) 
AAA Brands Plastics 
Light Impressions 
University Products 

Nylon Fabric 

Local hardware store 

Local plastics supply company 

Tape, Cellophane 
GSA 

Local moving and storage company 
Local hardware store 

Tape, Masking 
GSA 

Local moving and storage company 
Local hardware or paint store 

Tape, Kraft, Water-Activated 
GSA 

Local moving and storage company 
Local hardware store 

Tape, Nylon Filament Strapping 
GSA 

Local moving and storage company 
Local hardware store 

Tape, Pressure-Sensitive Plastic Packing 
GSA 

Local moving and storage company 
Local hardware store 

Tape, Twill, Cotton 
GSA 
Local fabric store 

Tissue, Acid-Free (See also Archival Containers) 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 

Tyvek® 

Local building supply dealer 

Dupont Chemical (nearest sales office) 



Equipment and Supply Sources IX:13 Release No. 3, July 1 996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Section 3: Vendor Address List 




A&A Sheet Metal Products 


BioQuip Products 


2166 Wisconsin Avenue, NW 


1320 East Franklin Avenue 


Washington, DC 20007 


El Secundo, California 90245 


205-265-0246 


213-322-6636 


AAA Brands Plastics Manufacturers 


Blades Lock Company 


P.O. Box 5677 


2335 18th St., NE 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129 


Washington, DC 20018 


215-438-1082 


202-832-7100 


Advance Packaging Corporation 


Breuer Electric 


4818 Seton Drive 


7401 W. Lawrence Avenue 


Baltimore, Maryland 21215 


Chicago, Illinois 60656 


301-358-9444 


800-822-8867 


Air Cleaning Specialists 


Browning Pro-Steel 


180 El Camino Real 


P.O. Box 977 


Millbrae, California 94030 


Provo, Utah 84601 


800-633-4007 or 415-697-2761 


801-373-2385 


Airguide Instrument Company 


Bry Aire 


2210 West Wabansia Avenue 


P.O. Box 269 


Chicago, Illinois 60064 


Sunbury, Ohio 43074 


312-486-3000 


614-965-2974 


Archivart 


The Butcher Company 


7 Caesar Place 


67 Forest Street 


P.O. Box 428 


Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752 


Moonachie, New Jersey 07074 


800-225-9475 


201-804-8986 






Carolina Biological Supply Company 


Artie Industries 


2700 York Road 


8207 NW 74th Avenue 


Burlington, North Carolina 27215 


Miami, Florida 33166 


800-334-5551 or 91 9-584-0381 


800-325-0123 or 305-883-5581 






Cascade Group 


Art Preservation Services 


68 West Main Street 


253 East 78th Street 


Oyster Bay, New York 11771 


New York, New York 10021 


800-800-0588 


212-794-9234 






Charles J. Dickgeisser and Company 


Belfort Instrument Company 


P.O. Box 475 


727 South Wolfe Street 


Derby, Connecticut 06418 


Baltimore, Maryland 21231 


203-734-2553 


410-342-2626 





Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:14 



Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Chelsea Bottle Company 


Davis Instrumentation 


P.O. Box 6330 


Seton Business Park 


Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150 


4701 Mt. Hope Drive 


617-884-2323 


Baltimore, Maryland 21215 




800-368-2516 


CPI Packaging 




240 Boundary Road 


Delta Designs, LTD. 


Marlboro, New Jersey 07746 


P.O. Box 1733 


908-431-3500 


Topeka, Kansas 66601 




913-234-2244 


Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 




625 East Bunker Court 


Deposition Technologies 


Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061 


4550 Viewridge Avenue 


708-549-7600 


San Diego, California 92123 


800-323-4340 


415-484-4730 


Conservation Materials Ltd. 


Dial Industries 


240 Freeport Boulevard 


1538 Esperanza Street 


P.O. Box 2884 


Los Angeles, California 90023 


Sparks, Nevada 89431 


213-263-6878 


702-331-0582 






Dickson Company 


Conservation Resources International 


930 South Westwood Avenue 


8000-H Forbes Place 


Addison, Illinois 60101 


Springfield, Virginia 22151 


800-323-2448 


703-321-7730 






Dow Chemical 


Construction Specialties 


Midland, Michigan 48640 


P.O. Box 380 


517-636-1000 


Muncy, Pennsylvania 17756 




800-233-8493 


Dupont Chemical 




Centre Road Building 


Controlyn 


Wilmington, Delaware 19898 


25 North Fullerton Avenue 


302-774-1000 


Montclair, New Jersey 07042 




201-746-8900 


Eagle Chemical Company 




P.O. Box 107 


Courtaulds Performance Films 


Mobile, Alabama 36601 


P.O. Box 5068 


205-452-9624 


Martinsville, Virginia 241 15 




703-629-1711 


Eagle Marketing Group 




P.O. Box 681837 


Crystalizations Systems, Inc. 


Houston, Texas 77268 


1595 A Ocean Avenue 


713-320-0591 


Bohemia, New York 11716 




516-567-0888 


Elbe-Cescocts 




P.O. Box 3160 




Fall River, Massachusetts 02722 




508-676-8580 



Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:15 



Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Electrolux Corporation 


Gill Marketing 


P.O. Box 191 


2127 Espey Court 


Bristol, Virginia 24203 


Crofton, Maryland 21 1 14 


800-243-9078 


410-625-2700 


Enviracaire 


Granite Packaging 


747 Bowman Avenue 


1 1 1 Whittendale Drive 


Hagerstown, Maryland 21740 


Moorestown, New Jersey 08057 


800-332-1110 


609-727-1010 


Eureka Company 


H. F. Staples & Company 


Local Distributor or 


P.O. Box 956 


120 E. Bell Street 


Merrimack, New Hampshire 03059 


Bloomington, Illinois 61701 


603-889-8600 


800-282-2886 






Harford Systems 


Federal Prison Industries, Inc. 


P.O. Box 700 


(UNICOR) 


Aberdeen, Maryland 21001 


Metal and Wood Division 


410-272-3400 


320 First Street, NW 




Washington, DC 20534 


Hayden School Supply 


202-724-3006 


P.O. Box 27777 




Tempe, Arizona 85282 


FireKing International 


602-968-2670 


101 Security Parkway 




P. 0. Box 559 


Herbarium Supply Company 


New Albany, Indiana 47150 


3483 Edison Way 


812-948-8400 


Menlo Park, California 94025 




800-348-2338 


Fisher Scientific 




7722 Fenton Street 


Hertzog/Wheeler and Associates 


Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 


2183 Summit Avenue 


301-587-7000 


St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 




612-647-1035 


Flambeau Products Corporation 




P.O. Box 97 


Hollinger Corporation 


Middlefield, Ohio 44062 


P.O. Box 8360 


216-632-1631 


Fredericksburg, Virginia 22404 




703-671-6600 


Foster Manufacturing 




414 North 13th Street 


Humidial Company 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19108 


P.O. Box 464 


215-523-4855 


Colton, California 92324 




714-825-1793 


General Services Administration 




(Use national or regional GSA address 


Interior Steel Equipment Co. 


as appropriate for order) 


c/o Viking Metal Cabinet Co. 




5321 West 65th Street 




Chicago, Illinois 60038 




708-594-1111 



Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:16 



Re/ease No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Interlake 


Loose Leaf Binder Company 


550 Warrenville Road 


P.O. Box 6033 


Lisle, Illinois 60532 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154 


708-719-7077 


215-667-3900 


InterMetro Industries 


Lowell National Historical Park 


Thomas and Second Streets 


169 Merrimack Street 


Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18705 


Lowell, Massachusetts 01852 


717-825-2741 


508-970-5064 


Jobmaster Corporation 


Ludlow Corporation 


9010 Liberty Road 


121 Fairfield Way, Suite 303 


Randallstown, Maryland 21133 


Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108 


301-655-1400 


312-307-9880 


John Plant Company 


Madico, Inc. 


P.O. Box 527 


45 Industrial Parkway 


Ramseur, North Carolina 27316 


P.O. Box 4023 


919-824-2366 


Woburn, Massachusetts 01888 




617-935-7850 


Kardex Systems 




P.O. Box 171 


Magnetic Aids, Inc. 


Marietta, Ohio 45750 


133 North 10th Street 


614-374-9300 


Patterson, New Jersey 05722 




201-290-1400 


Lab Safety Supply 




P.O. Box 1368 


Man-How School Band Supply 


Janesville, Wisconsin 53547 


P.O. Box 2705 


800-356-0783 


Trenton, New Jersey 08607 




609-392-4895 


Langan Products 




2660 California Street 


Master Bilt 


San Francisco, California 94115 


Highway 1 5 North 


415-398-7664 


New Albany, Mississippi 38652 




601-534-9061 


Lapine Scientific Company 




371 Chestnut Street 


McBee Loose Leaf Binders 


Norwood, New Jersey 07648 


10339 Annaberg Court 


201-768-8640 


Burke, Virginia 22015 




800-888-0823 or 703-250-2327 


Lane Science Equipment Co. 




225 West 34th Street, Suite 1412 


3M Company 


New York, New York 10122 


Energy Control Products Division 


212-563-0663 


3M Center 




St. Paul, Minnesota 55144 


Light Impressions Corporation 


612-733-5454 


P.O. Box 940 




Rochester, New York 14603 


Mitchell Instruments 


800-828-6216 


1570 Cherokee Street 




San Marcos, California 92069 




619-744-2690 



Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:17 



Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Mito Packaging 


Scientific Sales 


1296 Lawrence Street 


P.O. Box 6725 


Rahway, New Jersey 07065 


Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648 


908-499-0090 


609-584-1560 


Murray & Heister Inc. 


Schwab Safe Company 


10738 Tucker Street 


P.O. Box 5088 


Beltsville, Maryland 20705 


Lafayette, Indiana 47904 


301-937-5980 


317-447-9470 


National Glass Coatings Company 


Sealed Air Corporation 


P.O. Box 3323 


19-01 State Hwy. 208 


Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 


Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 


301-231-7011 


201-791-7600 


NPS Brentwood Warehouse 


Sears, Roebuck, and Company 


NCP Central, 515 New York Avenue, NE 


Sears Tower 


Washington, DC 20002 


Chicago, Illinois 60684 


202-426-6902 


312-875-2500 




or local Sears Department store 


Nilfisk of America 




300 Technology Drive 


Sentinel Foam Products 


Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355 


130 North St. 


213-647-6420 


Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601 




800-457-3234 


NOVA-LYNX 




P.O. Box 240 


Sentry Group 


Grass Valley, California 95945 


ATTN: Government Sales 


916-477-5226 


2166 Wisconsin Avenue, NW 




Washington, DC 20007 


Omnidata International 


202-265-0246 


P.O. Box 3489 




Logan, Utah 84321 


Solar Screen Corporation 


800-321-7218 


53-11 105th Street 




Corona, New York 1 1 368 


Optic Bindery 


718-592-8222 


101 Dover Road 




Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061 


Spacesaver Corporation 


301-261-1540 


RR 3, Box 166 




Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin 53538 


Pohlig Brothers 


414-563-6362 


Century Division 




P.O. Box 8069 


Steel Fixture Manufacturing Co. 


Richmond, Virginia 23223 


P.O. Box 917 


804-644-7824 


Topeka, Kansas 66601 




913-233-8911 


Read Plastics 




12331 Wilkins Avenue 




Rockville, Maryland 20852 




301-881-7900 





Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:18 



Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Stephenson and Lawyer 


Visual Systems 


P.O. Box 8834 


1596 Rockville Pike 


Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508 


Rockville Maryland 20852-1686 


616-949-8100 


301-770-0500 


Summit Chemical Company 


Wards Natural Science Establishment 


7657 Canton Center Drive 


5100 West Henrietta Road 


Baltimore, Maryland 21224 


Rochester, New York 14692 


410-282-5200 


800-962-2660 or 716-359-2502 


TALAS 


Wheaton Glass 


213 West 35th Street 


1000 North 10th Street 


New York, New York 10001 


Millville, New Jersey 08332 


212-736-7744 


609-825-1100 


U.S. Corrulite Corporation 


White Storage and Retrieval Systems 


205 S.E. 3rd Avenue 


White Office Systems 


South Bay, Florida 33493 


50 Boright Avenue 


407-966-2089 


Kenilworth, New Jersey 07033 




201-272-8888 


Taylor Made Company 




P.O. Box 406 


Xerox Corporation 


Lima, Pennsylvania 19037 


ATTN: Federal Contracts 


215-459-3099 


P.O. Box 42020 




St. Petersburg, FL 33742-4020 


Techni-Tool Inc. 


800-822-2200 


Apollo Road 




P.O. Box 368 




Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania 19462 




215-825-4990 




Thomas Scientific 




99 High Mill Road 




P.O. Box 99 




Swedesboro, New Jersey 08085 




609-467-2000 




Transparent Glass Coatings Co. 




1959 South La Cienega Blvd. 




Los Angeles, California 90034 




213-870-4777 




University Products 




P.O. Box 101 




Holyoke, Massachusetts 01041 




800-628-1912 




VWR Scientific 




P.O. Box 66 




Bridgeport, New Jersey 08014 




800-234-9300 





Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:19 



Release No. 3, August 1996 




TEL: 304-535-6072 
FAX: 304-535-6051 



Museum Management Program 

National Park Service 

Grandview School, Putnam Street 

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Standard Museum Cabinet, Doublewide Museum Cabinet, Wardrobe 

Museum Cabinet, Herbarium Cabinet, Entomology Cabinet, Visual Storage 
Cabinet, Cabinet Sanitary Platforms, Castered Bases, Retrofit Gasket Kits 

Description: See Sections IV and VI for descriptions 

Application: See Sections IV and VI for applications 

Vendor: Steel Fixture Manufacturing Company TEL: 913-233-891 1 
P. O. Box 917 
Topeka, Kansas 66601 FAX: 913-233-8477 

Contract No.: FSS Contract #GS-28F-001 8B Dates: Effective until 2/28/99 



Price: Standard Museum Cabinet 

Standard Museum Cabinet Metal Drawer 

Doublewide Museum Cabinet 

Doublewide Museum Cabinet Metal Drawer 

Wardrobe Museum Cabinet 

Herbarium Cabinet - Counter Height 

Herbarium Cabinet - Full Height 

Entomology Cabinet 

Visual Storage Cabinet 

Cabinet Sanitary Platforms 

Castered Bases 

Retrofit Gasket Kits 



$ 370.00 
28.00 
635.00 
50.00 
1,210.00 
500.00 
730.00 
560.00 
Call for pricing according to size 
Call for pricing according to size 
Call for pricing according to size 
38 00 



Ordering Instructions: Place an order against the contract. 



lustration: See Sections IV and VI 



*For orders over $ 15,000, Interior Steel Equipment Company (FSS Contract 
#GS-28F-0023B) [Address page IX: 16] and Delta Designs Ltd. (FSS Contract 
UGS-28F-0039B) [Address page IX: 15] are also on contract. 



August 1996 




TEL: 304-535-6072 
FAX: 304-535-6051 



Museum Management Program 

National Park Service 

Grandview School, Putnam Street 

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Datalogger 




Description: An electronic recording instrument used with a personal computer and a 


software program to monitor temperature and relative humidity. 


Application: Used to monitor temperature and relative humidity conditions in museum 


storage and exhibit areas. 




Vendor: Herzoq/Wheeler and Associates 


TEL: 612 647-1035 


21 83 Summit Avenue 




St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 


FAX: 612-647-1041 


Contract No.: 1443-CX0001-96-014 


Dates: One year contract starting 




on 8/15/96 with four one-year 




options to extend 


Price: ACR Systems Datalogger 




Smartreader 2 T/RH SR-002 




$539.00 FOB Destination 




ACR Systems Software 




Trendreader for DOS or Windows 




TR-SFW (DOS) or TR-WIN (Windows) 




$119.00 FOB Destination 




Ordering Instructions: Specify model and software. Comes with an instruction 


booklet. 




Illustration: See Tools of the Trade, page Vll:2 





August 1996 





1* NATIONAL I 
J PARK 1 

M* SERVICE 1 


TEL: 


304-535-6072 




FAX: 


304-535-6051 



Museum Management Program 

National Park Service 

Grandview School, Putnam Street 

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Hygrothermograph 



Description: Model 37250-00; 12" H x 14" W x 6" D; a recording instrument to 
monitor temperature and re/a five humidity. 



Application: Used to monitor temperature and relative humidity conditions in museum 
storage and exhibit areas. 



Vendor: Scientific Sales, Inc. TEL: 800-786-5666 

P.O. Box 6725 609-844-0055 

Lawrencevi/le, New Jersey 08648 FAX: 609-844-0466 
Contact: Brian Maziarz 



Contract No.: 1443-CX0001 -96-01 5 



Dates: One year contract starting on 
8/15/96 with four one-year options to 
extend. 



Price: $495. 00 FOB Destination 



Ordering Instructions: Specify Model 5020-A with either 7 day or 31 day rotation, 
two year supply of charts, felt tip or metal points, and instruction booklet. 



Illustration: See Tools of the Trade, page VII: 2 



August 1996 




TEL: 304-535-6072 
FAX: 304-535-6051 



Museum Management Program 

National Park Service 

Grandview School, Putnam Street 

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Fire-Resistive (Insulated) Filing Cabinet 

Description: Two Drawer size - 28-7/8" H x 20- 3 A" Wx 32-15/16" D 
Four Drawer size - 55 1 A" H x 20 3 A" W x 32-15/16" D 

Application: Used to store museum records, valuable photograph and document 
collections. 



Vendors: Companies on FSS schedule 71 III E (currently two companies) 

TEL: 800-457-2424 
FAX: 812-948-0437 
Contract No.: GS-00F-9369A Dates: Effective until 1 2/31/96 



Fire King International 

900 Park Place 

New A I ban y, Indiana 47150 



Price: $510.00 (Two dra wer) 
$785.00 (Four drawer) 

Sentry Group 

2166 Wisconsin Avenue NW 

Washington, DC 20007 

Contract No.: GS-00F-901 1A 



TEL: 202-265-0246 



FAX: 202-338-4702 



Dates: Effective until 1 2/31/96 



Price: $249.00 (Two Drawer - only 23" D) 

Ordering Instructions: According to FSS instructions 
Illustration: See Tools of the Trade, page Vl:4 



August 1996 




TEL: 304-535-6072 
FAX: 304-535-6051 



Museum Management Program 
National Park Service 
Grandview School, Putnam Street 
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Media Insert for Insulated Filing Cabinet 



Description: UL rated 125°F-1 hour container for: 

letter size insulated files, Model TF-125T, 10-1/8" H x 10-1/4" W 
x 1 1-7/8' D - holds 40 5 1 A" diskettes. 

legal size insulated files, Model TF- 125H, 10" H x 16-3/8" W 
x 13-1/8' D - holds 80 5 1 A" diskettes. 



Application: Fits into insulated filing cabinet to contain plastic based media such as 
computer disks. 



Vendors: FireKing International 
900 Park Place 
Ne w A I ban y, Indiana 47150 



Contract No.: GS-00F-9369A 



Price: Letter size insert - $147.50 
Legal size insert - $197.50 



Ordering Instructions: According to FSS instructions 



TEL: 800-457-2424 



FAX: 812-948-0437 



Dates: Effective until 12/31/96 



August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



XI. INDEX 



Accession Book 10-256 II 

Accession Folder 10-255 II 

Accession Receiving Report 10-95 II 

Accession Receiving Report List 10-9ba II 

Acid-Free Tag IV 

Acid-Free Tissue, Buffered and Unbuffered ... Ill 

Adhesive, Herbarium V 

Air Encapsulated Plastic Wrap VIII 

Air Purifier VII 

Album, Archival Photo Ill 

ANCS Manual IV 

Annotation Label 10-510 V 

Archival Copy Paper Ill 

Archival Document Box, Letter/Legal Ill 

Archival File Folder, Letter/Legal Ill 

Archival Folding Type Photo Enclosure (3 sizes) III 

Archival Interleaving Paper (3 sizes) Ill 

Archival Map Folder Ill 

Archival Photo Album Ill 

Archival Photo Enclosure Box (3 sizes) Ill 

Archival Photo Enclosure, Sleeve Type (4 sizes) III 

Archival Print Box (3 sizes) Ill 

Archival Record Storage Box Ill 

Artifact Storage Box, Plastic Ill 

Artist Brushes II 

Art Storage Rack VI 

Aspirated Psychrometer VII 

Bag, Interlocking Seal (4 sizes) Ill 

Barrier Film (Marvel Seal) VIII 

Binder, Working Copy II 

Binder Posts II 

Blanket Pads VIII 

Box, Archival Record Storage Ill 

Box, Artifact Storage (Plastic) Ill 

Box, Cataloging Kit (Plastic) II 

Box, Document, Archival (2 sizes) Ill 

Box, Photo Enclosure (3 sizes) Ill 

Box, Print (3 sizes) Ill 

Box, Rare Book Ill 

Box, Shipping VIII 

Box, Textile Storage Ill 

Brush, Dusting (2 sizes) IV 

Brushes, Artist II 



Cabinet, Doublewide Museum . . . 

Cabinet, Entomology 

Cabinet, Fire Resistive (Insulated) 
Cabinet, Flammable Liquid Storage 

Cabinet, Gun 

Cabinet, Herbarium 

Cabinet, Large Flat Storage 

Cabinet, Map and Plan 

Cabinet, Standard Museum 

Cabinet, Utility 

Cabinet, Wardrobe 

Cabinet Platform 

Caliper 



Vl:1 
Vl:2 
Vl:4 
Vl:7 
Vl:4 
Vl:3 
Vl:3 
Vl:3 
Vl:1 
Vl:4 
Vl:2 
IV:4 
ll:2 



Case, Visual Storage VI 

Cataloging Kit Box II 

Cellophane Tape VIII 

Centimeter Scales II 

Certificate, Gift Acknowledgement II 

Charts, Hygrothermograph VII 

Clear Lacquer II 

Cloth, Dust Cover IV 

Collection Management Report 10-94 II 

Compacting (Moveable-Aisle) System VI 

Conditions for Outgoing Loans 10-1 27a II 

Conservation Supplies IV 

Conserve O Gram IV 

Container List 10-96 (See Folder List) II 

Conversion Table, Metric II 

Copy Paper, Archival, 8y 2 "x1 1 " Ill 

Corrugated Fiberboard VIII 

Corrugated Polyethylene Board VIII 

Crowquill Pen II 



Datalogger Vll:2 

Deaccession Book 10-642 II : 5 

Deaccession Folder Cover Sheet 10-644 1 1 : 5 

Deaccession Form 10-643 Il:5 

Deed of Gift 1 0-830 Il:4 

Dehumidifier Vll:4 



Document Box, Archival (2 sizes) . . . 
Document Envelope, Buffered (3 sizes) 

Double-faced Tape 

Doublewide Museum Cabinet 



Ill:6 

Ill:3 

Ill:4 

VIM 

Drawer Liners, Polyethylene IV:3 

Drier, Plant Press V:2 

Dust Cover Cloth IV: 1 

Dusting Brushes, Large IV:2 

Dusting Brushes, Small IV:2 



Vl:5 
1:1 



Fabric, Nylon VI 

File, Media 

File Folder, Archival (2 sizes) I 

Film, Polyester I 

Film, Solar Control Window V 

Film Strip Page 35mm Looseleaf Polyethylene .... I 

Filter Sleeves (UV) V 

Fire Resistive (Insulated) Filing Cabinet Vl:4 

Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinet Vl:7 

Flat Storage Cabinet Vl:3 

Foam, Polyurethane Vlll:2 



Egg Box Label 10-508 V 

Electronic Thermo-Hygrometer V 

Enclosure, Archival Photo, Folding Type (3 sizes) . I 

Enclosure, Archival Photo, Sleeve Type (4 sizes) . . I 

Entomology Cabinet VI 

Envelope, Document (3 sizes) I 

Envelope, Foil-lined I 

Envelope, Polyester (4 sizes) I 

Expanded Polystyrene Foam VI 

Expanding Manuscript Folder (2 sizes) I 



1:1 



l:4 
l:4 
l:4 

l:4 



Index 



Xl:1 



Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Foam Sheets, Polyethylene 

Foil-lined Envelope 

Folder, Archival File, Letter/Legal 

Folder, Archival Map 

Folder, Expanding Manuscript, Letter/Legal . . 

Folder, Herbarium 

Folder List, Archival and Manuscript 

Collection 10-96 

Folder, Rare Document 

Folding Type, 4-Fold Photo Enclosure (3 sizes) 

Fome-Core® 

Forms, Museum 

Freezer 

Frost-Free Freezer 

Frost-Free Refrigerator 

Furniture Paste Wax 



Kraft Tape, Water-Activated Vlll:3 



Geology Label 10-504 

Gift Acknowledgement Certificate 

Glassine Paper (Acid-free) 

Gloves, Plastic Copolymer 

Gloves, Sure-Grip 

Gloves, White Cotton 

Gun Cabinet 



Herbarium Adhesive 

Herbarium Blotter (Drier) . . . . 

Herbarium Cabinet 

Herbarium Folder 

Herbarium Fragment Folder . . 
Herbarium Label 10-512 
Herbarium Mounting Sheet . . 
Herbarium Mounting Tape . . . 

Herbarium Portfolio 

Herbarium Ventilator 

Humidifier 

Humidity Indicating Strip . . . . 

Hydrometer 

Hygrometer 

Hygrothermograph 

Hygrothermograph Charts . . . 

Hygrothermograph Ink 

Hygrothermograph Pen Points 



Incoming Loan Agreement 10-98 .... 
Incoming Loan Agreement List 10-98A 

Ink, Hygrothermograph 

Ink, Permanent Black 

Insect Label 10-509 

Insect Pinning Block 

Insect Pinning Tray (4 sizes) 

Insect Pins (4 sizes) 

Insect Spreading Board 

Insect Trap 

Insert, Media 

Insulated Modular Structure 

Interleaving Paper, Archival (3 sizes) 
Interlocking-Seal Plastic Bags (4 sizes) 
Invertebrate Labels (10-503 & 10-507) 

Jar, Specimen 



II : 3 
III :3 

lll:2 

Vlll:3 
ll:3 
Vl:7 
Vl:7 
Vl:7 
IV:2 

V:3 
ll:4 
Vlll:1 
IV:1 
IV:1 
IV:1 
Vl:4 

V:2 

V:2 

Vl:3 

V:2 

V:3 

V:3 

V:2 

V:2 

V:1 

V:2 

Vll:4 

VII: 1 

V:3 

VII: 1 

Vll:2 

Vll:2 

Vll:2 

Vll:2 

11:3 

11:3 

Vll:2 

11:1 

V:3 

V:1 

V:1 

V:1 

V:1 

Vll:5 

Vl:5 

Vl:6 

lit :3 

111 : 5 

V:3 

V:3 



Label, "ROLL", Large and Small 

Labels, Natural History 

Lacquer, Clear and White . . . 
Linen Tester (Magnifier) .... 

List of Objects 10-417 

Lock, Sash 



IV 



Magnet II 

Magnetic Letters (2 sizes) II 

Magnetic Numbers (2 sizes) II 

Magnetic Tape II 

Magnifying Glass II 

Manuscript Folders, Expanding, Letter/Legal Ill 

Map and Plan Filing Cabinet VI 

Map Folders, Archival Ill 

Marking Pen (for plastic) Ill 

Marvel Seal® VIII 

Masking Tape VIII 

Maximum/Minimum Thermohygrometer VII 

Measuring Rule II 

Media File VI 

Media Insert VI 

Media Safe VI 

Meter, Visible Light VII 

Metric Conversion Table II 

Metric Scale II 

Mineral Label 10-511 V 

Monitor, UV VII 

Mounting Sheet, Herbaiium V 

Mounting Tape, Herbarium V 

Museum Catalog Record 10-254CR 2pt II 

Museum Catalog Record 10-254CR 1pt, blue .... II 

Museum Catalog Record 10-254CR 1 pt, white ... II 

Museum Catalog Record 10-254NH 2pt II 

Museum Forms II 

Museum Handbook , Part I IV 

Museum Handbook , Part II IV 

Museum Handbook , Part II, App H IV 

Mylar® (Polyester) VII 

National Visual Inventory Card 10-30 I 

Natural History labels V 

Needles, Sewing I 

Nylon Fabric VII 

Nylon Filament Strapping Tape VII 



Object Condition Report 10-637 

Object Temporary Removal Slip 10-97 . . . 
Outgoing Loan Agreement 10-127 (Rev.) . 

Outgoing Loan Extension 10-641 

Outgoing Loan Folder Cover Sheet 10-640 
Outgoing Loan, Conditions for 



Paleontology Label 10-505 

Pallet Rack 

Paper, Archival Copy 

Paper, Archival Interleaving (3 sizes) 

Paper, Glassine 

Pen, Crowquill 



V 
V 

II 

II 

VII 



Index 



Xl:2 



Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Pen, Pigma 

Pen, Plastic-Marking 

Pen, Technical (Rapidograph®) 

Pen Points, Hygrothermograph 

Pencil ("H" or #2) 

Permanent Black Ink 

Photo Album, Archival 

Photo Enclosure, Folding Type (3 sizes) .... 

Photo Enclosure, Sleeve Type (4 sizes) 

Photo Enclosure Box, Archival (3 sizes) .... 

Photo ID Stand (2 sizes) 

Photo Page, Looseleaf (2 sizes) 

Pigma Pen 

Pinning Block, Insect 

Pinning Tray, Insect 

Pins, Insect 

Plant Press 

Plant Press Drier 

Plant Press Ventilator 

Plastic Artifact Storage Box 

Plastic Bag, Interlocking Seal (4 sizes) 

Plastic Cataloging Kit Box 

Plastic Gloves, Copolymer 

Plastic Marking Pen 

Plastic Screen 

Plastic Wrap (bubble) 

Platform, Cabinet 

Polyester (Mylar") Envelope (4 sizes) 

Polyethylene Corrugated Board 

Polyethylene Drawer Liners 

Polyethylene Foam Sheets 

Polyethylene Looseleaf Photo Page (2 sizes) . 

Polyethylene Looseleaf Slide Page 

Polyethylene Looseleaf 35mm Film Strip Page 

Polyethylene Sheeting 

Polystyrene Pieces (Peanuts) 

Polyurethane Foam 

Porcelain Streak Plate 

Portfolio, Herbarium 

Post, 3" Binder 

Pressure Sensitive Tape 

Print Box, Archival (3 sizes) 

Psychrometer, Aspirated 

Psychrometer, Sling 

Publications, Museum 



V 



Quilt 



Rack, Art Storage 

Rack, Pallet 

Rack, Slotted Angle 

Rapidograph'" 1 Pen 

Rare Book Box 

Rare Document Folder 

Record Storage Box, Archival 

Refrigerator 

Respirator 

Retrofit Gasket Kit 



11:1 
ll:5 
11:1 
ll:2 
11:1 
11:1 
111 : 5 
I II : 2 
111:1 
111 :6 
ll:2 
lll:4 
11:1 
V:1 
V:1 
V:1 
V:2 
V:2 
V:2 
lll:7 
I II : 5 
11:1 
IV:1 
lll:5 
IV:1 

Vlll:2 
IV:4 
lll:2 

Vlll:3 
IV:3 

Vlll:2 
lll:4 
lll:4 
lll:4 
IV:1 

Vlll:2 

Vlll:2 
V:3 
V:1 
ll:4 

Vlll:3 
lll:6 

Vll:3 

Vll:3 
IV:4 

Vlll:2 

Vl:5 
Vl:5 
Vl:6 
11:1 
lll:7 
lll:3 
III : 7 
Vl:7 
IV:2 
IV:3 



Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging 

ROLL Labels, Large and Small 

Rule, Measuring 



IV 



Safe, Media Vl:5 

Sash Lock IV:3 

Scale, Metric 1 1 : 3 

Screen, plastic IV: 1 

Sewing Needles 11:1 

Sewing Thread 11:1 

Sheeting, Polyethylene IV: 1 

Shelving, Steel Vl:5 

Shelving, Wire Vl:6 

Shipping Boxes, Corrugated Fiberboard Vlll:2 

Silica Gel Vll:5 

Silica Gel, Indicating VII: 5 

Silver Protector Strip Vll:5 

Skull Vial or Box Label 10-502 V:3 

Slide Page, Polyethylene Ill:4 

Sling Psychrometer Vll:3 

Slotted Angle Racks Vl:6 

Solar Control Window Film (3 Tints) Vll:4 



Specimen Jar 

Specimen Tray (7 sizes) . 

Specimen Vial 

Spreading Board, Insect 
Standard Museum Cabinet 

Streak Plate 

Sure-Grip Glove 



V:3 
1 1 1 : 5 

V:3 
V:1 
VI: 1 
V:3 
IV:1 



Table, Metric Conversion II 

Tags, Acid-free (Paper) IV 

Tape, Cellophane VIII 

Tape, Double-faced Ill 

Tape, Herbarium Mounting V 

Tape, Magnetic II 

Tape, Masking VIII 



Tape, Nylon Filament Strapping . 
Tape, Pressure-Sensitive Packing 

Tape, Textile Marking 

Tape, Twill 

Tape, Water-activated Kraft . . . 

Tape Measure, Metal 

Tape Measure, Cloth 

Technical Pen (Rapidograph®) . . 

Textile Marking Tape 

Textile Storage Box 



VIII 
VIII 
II 
VIII 
VIII 



Thermo-Hygrometer, 2" VII 

Thermo-Hygrometer, Electronic 

Thermo-Hygrometer (Maximum/Minimum) .... 

Thread, Sewing 

Tissue, Buffered, Acid-free 

Tissue, Unbuffered, Acid-free 

Tools of the Trade 

Trap, Insect 

Tray, Specimen 

Tweezers 

Twill Tape 

Tyvek® 



VII 
VII 

II 

III 
III 

IV 
VII 

III 

II 

VIII 
VIII 



Index 



Xl:3 



Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Utility Cabinet Vl:4 

UV Filter Sleeves Vll:4 

UV Monitor Vll:3 

Vacuum Cleaner IV:2 

Ventilator, Plant Press V:2 

Vertebrate Label 10-501 V:3 

Vial, Specimen V:3 

Visible Light Meter Vll:3 

Visual Storage Case Vl:2 

Wardrobe Museum Cabinet Vl:2 

Wax, Furniture Paste IV:2 

Wet Plant Label 10-506 V:3 

Wet Specimen label 10-500 V:3 

White Cotton Gloves IV: 1 

White Cotton Sure-Grip Gloves IV: 1 

White Lacquer 11:1 

Window Film, Solar Control Vll:4 

Wire Shelving Vl:6 

Working Copy Binder Il:4 



Index 



Xl:4 



Release No. 3, August 1996 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



We thank the following companies for contributing illustrations for use in this listing: 

Airguide Instrument Company 

Blaydes Lock Company 

Carolina Biological Supply Company 

Conservation Materials Limited 

Conservation Resources International 

Controlyn 

Crystalizations Systems, Inc. 

Hollinger Corporation 

Interior Steel Equipment Company 

InterMetro Industries 

Light Impressions Corporation 

Provo Steel and Supply Company 

Qualimetrics Incorporated 

Steel Fixtures Manufacturing Company 

Thomas Scientific 

University Products 

Wards Natural Science Establishment 



Index 



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